Record Details

NHER Number:11697
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs. A square enclosure and linear ditch cropmarks previously recorded as part of this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49691 and 49692.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9360 1686
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:LONGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

21 June 1975. NAU air photography.
Ring ditch.
E. Rose (NAU), 20 October 1976.

Grid reference corrected from overlay (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 3 August 1983.

17 July 1981.
Includes air photographs of site which hardly show marks.

5 July 1988. NAU air photography.
Trackway beside ring ditch.
Now recorded separately under NHER 49692.

November-December 2005. Further features seen in the course of desk top evaluation for NHER 41949.
Cropmarks seem to demonstrate the presence of a large (double ditched?) square enclosure and linear and curvilinear features. These are now recorded separately under NHER 49691 and NHER 49692.
See (S2) for further details.
J. Allen (NLA), 15 February 2007.

August 2007. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs (S3-S5). A square enclosure and linear ditch cropmarks previously recorded as part of this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49691 and NHER 49692. The ring ditch is sub-circular in plan with a 2.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 28m. It is likely that it is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. A cropmark of a possible pit with an elongated oval plan measuring 8m long is present within the ring ditch. Although rather large it is possible that this could relate to a grave.
J. Albone (NMP), 23 August 2007.

Monument Types

  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Unknown date)
  • GRAVE? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Overlay: NAU. Aerial photograph overlays.
<S2>Unpublished document: Hounsell, D.. 2006. CCC AFU Report No. 848. Bittering Quarry Extension, Longham, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation.. p 2, fig 1B.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1975. NHER TF 9316F-K (NLA 17/ADN48-54) 21-JUN-1975.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1981. NHER TF 9316Q-U (NLA 113/AQZ10-4) 17-JUL-1981.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1988. NHER TF 9316AG-AM (NLA 200/DVH7-12) 05-JUL-1988.

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