Record Details

NHER Number:3666
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow on Massingham Common


This is one of two Bronze Age bowl barrows on Massingham Common, which is now visible as a slight earthwork.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8045 2078
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

Tumulus on Massingham Common.
Marked on Ordnance Survey as 'Tumulus, remains of' in ploughed field, south edge shown on Ordnance Survey as in bank.
No traces.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) 15 June 1936

November 1959.
'Slight hump in hedge and rise in ground'.
See (S1).
M. W. Thompson

March 1976.
No sign on edge of plantation.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 16 March 1976.

(S2) in file.

Definite rise in hedge line still noted adjacent to farm track.
H. Paterson (A&E) 1991

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SW 2.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF427.
<S1>Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF427.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF427.

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