Record Details

NHER Number:3532
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow

Summary

This Bronze Age barrow has trees growing on it. The mound stands around 1.7m high and is around 28m in diameter. Part of the ditch around the mound can be seen as a slight hollow although most of it has been infilled. The mound was reused as a garden feature and a summerhouse was built on top of it.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7913 2599
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HARPLEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Mound. In wood 274.2m (300 yards) east southeast of church. 18 to 21m (60 to 70 feet) diameter, 1.5 to 1.8m (5 to 6 feet) high. ?Ditch round base. Formerly summer house on it. Path now crosses it. ?Date and purpose.
I.J. Thatcher, 1950.

1973. Inspected by Ordnance Survey.
The top is flat and on the northeast side brick foundations can be seen. These are probably the remains of the building shown on (S1). All these features point to this being a landscape feature.
See (S2).
R.J. Rickett (NAU), 30 April 1990

1976.
26m diameter, 1.8m high, covered in trees in small wood. Possible ditch 4m wide. Plausible as barrow.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 16 March 1976.

1992.
Traces of ditch visible, also ramp to south. Brick foundations of summer house visible. One large tree uprooted, cut off at approximately 2m, with plate partly sunk back into hole. Woodland is apparently unmanaged apart from cutting of a few storm damaged trees.
See (S3).
H. Paterson (A&E), 3 January 1992

Scheduled as bowl barrow 1995.
See (S4).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 NE 5.
---Photograph: Photographs of Bronze Age Barrows, Harpley. Colour.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Harpley.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S2>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
<S3>Unpublished document: Paterson, H. (A&E). Norfolk Ancient Monuments Management Project Site Form.
<S4>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.

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