Record Details

NHER Number:2854
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age barrows


Two mounds on Vicarage Meadows were interpreted as Bronze Age round barrows in the 1940s. This interpretation is probably incorrect. Nearby earthworks (NHER 2873) are probably a deserted medieval village.

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'Two mounds on the Vicarage Meadows at Dereham may be tumuli, probably of the Bronze Age. The Vicar of Dereham, Reverend Noel Boston, who is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries told a reporter that they had been inspected recently by Dr E. N. Falaise, an authority on the Bronze Age, who was for many years Secretary of the Anthropological Institute and Sir Alfred Clapham President of the Royal Archaeological Society and a past presedent of the Society of Antiquaries. Only finds during excavation can determine that these were burial places of the Bronze Age, of which a small number have been listed in Norfolk. In due course after permission from the Ministry of Works has been recieved, it is hoped to excavate the mounds which show no signs of having been opened.'
Information from (S1).
Very doubtful .
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Vicarage Meadows is area generally around 987 132. Meadow to north of vicarage now landscaped for building bungalows. Earthworks on site NHER 2873 to south are medieval deserted medieval village probably.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 1975.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

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. Dereham (East).
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1947. [unknown]. 23 September.

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