Record Details

NHER Number:2305
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

This is the site of a Bronze Age round barrow which was excavated in 1937. The excavation recovered flint flakes and pottery of unknown date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7736 2128
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Small tumulus.
Near heath boundary due northwest of the place where a hedge juts out into the arable field at the northeast corner of (S1).

Excavated by J. E. Sainty and A. Q. Watson, 18 September 1937.
Flakes, and small piece of pottery broken in two (seen by R. R. Clarke (NCM)) found in infilling.
Also a few small fragments of charcoal.
Dug trench towards centre, mound dug by warreners after rabbits.
Undateable pottery.

No sign of mound in ploughed field.
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

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

Related records

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

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