Record Details

NHER Number:17334
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a hengiform ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a hengiform ring ditch of probable late Neolithic to Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch has a sub-circular plan with a 1m wide ditch and an external diameter of 24m. There is a 10m wide gap in the ditch on its northwest side which is defined by enlarged ditch terminals. It is likely that this ring ditch is of late Neolithic to Bronze Age. It is possible that it could relate to a round barrow. It is located on a gentle east facing slope at approximately 12m OD. Further ring ditches of probable Bronze Age date are present 200m and 270m to the southwest (NHER 43535, 43606).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3166 8942
Map Sheet:TM38NW
Parish:EARSHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

6 July 1977, 4 July 1989. NAU air photography.
Cropmarks. One (causewayed) ring ditch.
D. Edwards (NAU), 3 December 1980.

April 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a hengiform ring ditch of probable late Neolithic to Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S6). The central grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TM 3165 8942 to TM 3166 8942. The ring ditch has a sub-circular plan with a 1m wide ditch and an external diameter of 24m. There is a 10m wide gap in the ditch on its northwest side which is defined by enlarged ditch terminals. It is likely that this ring ditch is of late Neolithic to Bronze Age date. It is possible that it could relate to a round barrow. It is located on a gentle east facing slope at approximately 12m OD. Further ring ditches of probable Bronze Age date are present 200m and 270m to the southwest (NHER 43535, 43606).
J. Albone (NMP), 12 April 2006

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • HENGIFORM MONUMENT (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TM 3189A-B (NLA 44/AHQ16-7) 06-JUL-1977.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1982. NHER TM 3189C-G (NLA 124/ARX9-13) 30-JUN-1982.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1989. NHER TM 3189H-J (NLA 233/DPK13-4) 04-JUL-1989.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1975. CUCAP (BUE20-1) 10-JUL-1975.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1977. CUCAP (CCR28-9) 13-JUL-1977.
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1978. CUCAP (CGE67-8) 03-JUL-1978.

Related records - none

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