Record Details

NHER Number:12787
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of ring ditch

Summary

The cropmark of a ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs and this may relate to a Bronze Age round barrow site. The monument forms part of a possible linear barrow group, NHER 1020, NHER 12788 and NHER 12789, running alongside the former course of the River Burn. The linear group may be focused on the larger and potentially earlier hengiform monument to the east, see NHER 1020.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8412 4222
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

FINDS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED UNDER THIS SITE ARE NOW UNDER NHER 28127.

July 1976.
Cropmark of ring ditch.
Located E. Rose (NAU) 12 September 1977.
D. A. Edwards (NAU)

12 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Ring ditch visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 22 February 2001.

19 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Ring ditch still visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 30 April 2001.

29 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks visible, but very faint.
H. Clare (NLA), 2 May 2001.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
(NGR altered from original of TF 8420 4220).
The cropmark of a ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs (S1) and (S2) and this may relate to a Bronze Age round barrow site. The monument forms part of a possible linear barrow group (NHER 1020, 12788 to 9) running alongside the former course of the River Burn. The linear group may be focused on the larger and potentially earlier hengiform monument to the east (NHER 1020).
The ring ditch measures 25.5m in diameter and the ditch is between 1m and 1.5m wide.
S. Massey (NMP), 2 October 2002.

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
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8442 F-J,S-V,Y,Z,AJ-AL.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF8442/AV - AX.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF8442/AZ - ABC.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8342AP, AQ, AU; TF 8442AM - AU.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1991. SMR TF 8442T-U (NLA 293/GHL14-5) 23-JUL-1991.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. SMR TF 8442V (NLA 293/GHM1) 19-JUL-1996.

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