Record Details

NHER Number:9207
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow on Wilby Warren


This Bronze Age round barrow has now been almost flattened. There is only a slight trace of the mound and the ditch surrounding it. Soilmarks of possible ditches which may or may not be related to this site were also visible in the field to the south (NHER 57355).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0560 9016
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

12 December 1934 and 24 December 1936. Wilby Barrow no.1.
North end 90cm (3ft) high.
Elder bushes and bracken on it.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

30cm (1ft). Flat centred, rim round, mutilated by excavation.
Thirty two paces diameter east to west.
Slight ditch round.

20m diameter, 20cm high, mutilated mound in pasture. No sign of ditch or bank.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 11 February 1976.

August 1983.
Barely visible below sugar beet.

March 1985.
Covered in pig muck.
Large spread barrow around 36m diameter 0.30m high.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Tumulus now almost flattened, in field of beet at time of visit.
H. Paterson (A&E) 22 April 1997.

Ancient Monument description in file.

June 2012. Norfolk NMP.
This area was examined as part of the National Mapping Programme. It was possible to make out earthworks of a possible mound on aerial photographs (S1-S3), at TM 0560 9016, measuring at least 24m in diameter. It is possible that this relates to a possible Bronze Age burial mound. Soilmarks of possible ditches which may or may not be related to this site were also visible in the field to the south (NHER 57355).
E. Bales (NMP), 19th June 2012.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF83.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 09 SE 5.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Quidenham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXR 8.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4008-9 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4033-4 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4113-4 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).

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