Record Details

NHER Number:60708
Type of record:Negative evidence
Name:Natural feature, Salthouse Heath

Summary

A contour survey and excavation of a small mound, thought to be a mini barrow, suggested that this feature was of natural rather than archaeological origin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0685 4246
Map Sheet:TG04SE
Parish:SALTHOUSE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October-December 2012. Contour Survey and Excavation.
A small mound measuring 6m east-west by 4m north-south and described as a "mini barrow" was subject to a contour survey and excavation. The purpose of this work was to establish whether or not this mini barrow, of which there are up to 69 on Salthouse Heath was of archaeological origin (see NHER 6212 and (S1) for details of other mini-barrows). The excavation results indicated that, rather than relating to Bronze Age funerary practices, this small mound was in fact natural in origin.
See report (S2) for further information.
A. Cattermole (HES), 28 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Robertson, D.. 2012. Mini-barrows on Salthouse Heath.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crawley, P. 2013. Archaeological Excavation and Contour Survey at Salthouse Barrow Cemetery, Salthouse Heath, Norfolk. NPS Archaeology. 2999.

Related records

6212Part of: Bronze Age barrows, Salthouse Heath (Monument)
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