Record Details

NHER Number:14216
Type of record:Monument
Name:'Drake North', the site of a possible barrow

Summary

An area is marked on a map from 1617 as 'Drake North'. This is an Early Saxon placename, deriving from 'dragon hoard', which may suggest that there was once a barrow on the site. If so, it may have been Bronze Age or Early Saxon in date. Unfortunately, there are no traces of a barrow on the surface.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 91 26
Map Sheet:TF92NW
Parish:COLKIRK, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Area marked as Drakenorth on (S1).
Earlier mentioned in rental, about 1570.
Name is a form of 'dragon hoard' suggesting a barrow - information from member of the public [1].
No trace of barrow here in ploughed field.
A. Lawson (NAU), 15 November 1979.

Monument Types

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BARROW (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SITE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Wright, T. & Waterman, T.. 1617. Colkirk Parish Map.

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