Record Details

NHER Number:2789
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age barrow

Summary

It is reported that a barrow, probably Bronze Age in date, was destroyed around 1845 and that several urns were collected from it. The exact site of the barrow is uncertain, although as a railway was constructed here around 1845 it could have been located in this vicinity.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 990 173
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:HOE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

A barrow located on 'The Howe' on [1]'s estate was destroyed in about 1845. It contained several dark coarse urns that were afterwards broken. The placename 'Hoe' can mean a burial mound (but Ekwall (S1) says not here).
The 1847 tithe map (S4) shows that the informant [1] lived at the hall and owned a large part of the parish. No field has the name 'The Howe', but there is a field called 'Hill Piece' through which the railway cuts. The railway was constructed in about 1845, around the time that the barrow was destroyed.
See (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NAU).

The farm manager at Hoe Hall says this field is now known as 'Gibbet Hill Piece', which also strongly suggests a burial mound.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 November 1978.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 191?. The Churches of Norfolk.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hoe.
<S1>Publication: Ekwall, E.. 1960. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Placenames.
<S2>Monograph: Carthew, G.A.. The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley: Parochial and ecclesiastical history.. Vol III, p 2?. p 393.
<S3>Publication: Ruskin, Puddy. 1952. East Dereham. pp.2, 269. pp.2, 269.
<S4>Map: 1847. Hoe tithe map.

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