Record Details

NHER Number:12781
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

The cropmarks of a ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Blofield village.This barrow forms part of a small cemetery, see NHER 49688 for details. Two additional outlier barrows are located to the west (NHER 16727) and the south (NHER 49570) of the main group of three.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3393 0920
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:BLOFIELD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Cropmark of ring ditch.
E. Rose (NAU), 12 September 1977.

The central grid reference of this site has been altered from TG 3395 0917 to TG 3393 0920.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Blofield village (S1-S3). The site is centred on TG 3393 0920.

The ring ditch is 26m in diameter with a possible central feature or pit. This barrow is located overlooking a minor valley and watercourse. Several other round barrows are located in similar positions along this valley. This barrow and two others (NHER 12782-3) form a small cemetery, see NHER 49688 for details. Two additional outlier barrows are located to the west (NHER 16727) and the south (NHER 49570) of the main group of three.
S. Massey (NMP), 28 June 2007.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (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

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 NW 30.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6402 (F21) 0029-30 06-JUL-1964 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 3409A (NLA 31/AFT20) 08-JUL-1976.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 3309A (NLA 31/AFT19) 08-JUL-1976.

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