Record Details

NHER Number:3668
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow on Massingham Common


A Bronze Age round barrow on Massingham Common which is visible as a slight earthwork.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8066 2071
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

106m (350ft) east of NHER 3667.
23m (26yds) diameter, 91cm (3ft) high.
No visible ditch (A. Q. Watson).
Only 61cm (2ft) high on 30 January 1955 when under plough.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

No sign, probably under dense plantation.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 16 March 1976.

See file under NHER 3667.
This barrow is NOT scheduled despite former confusion with NHER 3667 which is.
E. B. Green (NAU) April 1984.

Site in piece of old heathland, between 2 sections of plantation. Slight rise in ground level, noted against plantation. Gamekeeper [1] who has known the site for years recalls mound was flattened at least 15 years ago after damage by locals 'quarrying' and rabbit infestation.
H. Paterson (A&E) March 1991.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Earthwork Plan.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SW 3.
---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.

Related records - none

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