Record Details

NHER Number:2303
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow and Iron Age pottery

Summary

This is the site of a Bronze Age round barrow. A fragment of pottery, possibly dating to the Iron Age, was found in 1933.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7773 2090
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Small tumulus a few yards east of Cissbury pit (NHER 2302).
Undug.
Information from A. Q. Watson.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

1933.
On heath on mound of ?debris from adjacent pit was found one rim with broken lip and coarse dark uneven paste with suggestions of wheel turning.
[1] thinks it is possibly late Iron Age.
See (S1).
Card by R. R. Clarke (NCM) referring to same feature, see (S2).

No sign in ploughed field.
Upcast from pit?
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 8 February 1974.

This barrow is likely to form part of a Bronze Age barrow cemetery (NHER 55865), which includes five other barrows.
A. Cattermole (HES), 25 July 2011.

August 2011. Field visit.
No earthwork/barrow present.
D. Robertson (HES), 23 August 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Massingham (great).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R.. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 99.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.

Related records

55865Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery, Massingham Heath (Landscape)

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