Record Details

NHER Number:12783
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 3425 0929
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 3427 0931 to TG 3425 0929.

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-S2). The site is centred on TG 3425 0929.

The ring ditch is 33m in diameter with a possible causeway in the ditch to the southeast. Traces of an inner concentric ditch may be visible within the southeastern arc of the ring. 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 12781-2) 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)
  • 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>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 3409A (NLA 31/AFT20) 08-JUL-1976.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6402 (F21) 0029-30 06-JUL-1964 (NMR).

Related records

49688Part of: Bronze Age round barrow cemetery (Monument)

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