Record Details

NHER Number:30557
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A possible Bronze Age ring ditch has previously been recorded at this site from aerial photographs, however the archaeological origin of the cropmarks is considered doubtful. No corresponding features were identified when this area was excavated in 2006.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1424 1106
Map Sheet:TG11SW
Parish:EASTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

12 July 1990. NAU air photography (S1).
Possible ring ditch (faint).
D. Edwards (NLA).

June 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The above recorded ring ditch was not mapped as part of the NMP mapping due to the suspicion that the cropmarks on (S1) were derived from underlying geological deposits. The assessment of additional aerial photographs for this area also revealed no convincing evidence of this ring ditch, for example (S2). No sign of this ring ditch was located in this loction during an excavation of this site in 2006 (S3).
S. Horlock (NMP), 18 June 2010.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D. A. (NLA). 1990. NHER TG 1411A-D (NLA 271/GCU1-10) 12-JUL-1990.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1995. OS/95564 122-3 19-JUN-1995 (NMR).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 2006. An Archaeological Strip and Record Excavation at Longdell Hills, Easton, Norfolk. NAU Archaeology. 1187.

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