Record Details

NHER Number:1363
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age barrow, Barrow Common

Summary

This area is called Barrow Common on Bryant's map of 1826. There is still a small mound here, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow. Late or Middle Bronze Age pottery, charcoal and Roman pottery was recovered here in 1952 and later metal detecting found Roman and medieval coins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 78 43
Map Sheet:TF74SE
Parish:BRANCASTER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1952.
91m (100 yards) west of concrete emplacements for old radio location site, in disturbed ground. Fragments of Middle Bronze Age and Late Bronze Age and pieces of charcoal, also Roman sherds. On Barrow Common, which is named on a (S1).
Bronze Age pottery donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1952.133).
Information from (S2) and (S3).
The prehistoric pottery from this site is listed as undiagnostic later Bronze Age body sherds in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 July 2018.

Small mound 10m diameter 30cm high grassed may be the disturbance mentioned above or ?small barrow. No other mounds found on heath.
A. Lawson (NAU), 23 March 1976.

1994. Metal detecting.
Same approximate area.
Roman and medieval coins.
See list in file.
I.D. J. Davies (NCM) 16 February 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 January 1995.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 74 SE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Brancaster.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Brancaster.
<S4>Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. J. 1980. The evidence for Later Bronze Age settlement and burial in Norfolk. Settlement and Society in the British Late Bronze Age. Barrett, J. and Bradley, R. BAR British Series 83 pp 271-293. No 5.

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