Record Details

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


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


Grid Reference:TF 78 43
Map Sheet:TF74SE

Full description

June 1952.
91m (100 yards) west of concrete emplacements for old radio location site, in disturbed ground. Fragments of Late Bronze Age or Middle Bronze Age pottery and pieces of charcoal, also Roman sherds. On Barrow Common, which is named on a (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

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 to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 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

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Brancaster.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. brancaster.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.

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