Record Details

NHER Number:10840
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow and Early Saxon inhumation cemetery

Summary

The site of an Bronze Age round barrow, where prehistoric flint flakes have been found. The discovery of an Early Saxon copper alloy brooch and spearhead suggest that this is also the site of a possible Early Saxon inhumation cemetery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:BANHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Area [1]. 4 tracks or roads meet here.
First observed 7 May 1927 by [2] very much flattened and spread.
About 170m OD, Leaders Spinney not named on 1920 1 inch OS.
Circular, no signs of ditch.
Approximate dimensions diameter 60 paces, about 54m. Height about 1.3m, [1], 13 August 1925.
Photograph, see (S1).
Difficult to determine edge of bowl. No signs of excavation. Grass meadow, no trees on tumulus.
Only one flake seen, from rabbit burrow on mound.
The 'track' referred to above is probably an ancient one as it forms, with existing roads, practically a straight line from Larlingford to New Buckenham, Hargate etc.
H. D. Hewitt.

18 August 1983.
On ploughed surface of mound, 8 coarse flint flakes found; faint patina on only one.
J.J. Wymer (NAU).

2000. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon spearhead and annular brooch indicative of inhumation burials.
See list and x-ray in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM0689 A-D,L-Q.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF82.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 NE 4 [2].
---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. Banham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: CXR 6, EMD 10.

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