Record Details

NHER Number:3779
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bronze Age round barrow near Shepherd's Bush

Summary

This is the site of a Bronze Age round barrow, which has now been destroyed by ploughing and the construction of a gas pipeline. A fragment of Bronze Age pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7958 1983
Map Sheet:TF71NE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Barrow.
West side Peddars Way by spot height 301.7 (highest barrow elevation in county).
Low mound 15m (paces) diameter and 76cm (2 1/2 ft) high.
Depression approximately in centre.
A. Q. Watson 10 December 1935

See (S1), then covered in nettles.

1955.
Under plough, height much reduced.
Sherd of Middle Bronze Age pottery found.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) 30 January 1955.

24m diameter, 20cm high, cut by road on northeast barely visible in fallow field.
Possibly a mound of similar dimension to south though this could be merely undulation in field.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 16 March 1976.

Field under crop, mound invisible.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 June 1982.

August 1983.
Site completely obliterated except for slight rise in roadside bank.
J. Wymer (NAU)

It is not surprising that the mound is invisible as the barrow was destroyed by the No.4 North Sea Gas Main, as shown on the 1973 vertical OS air photograph, (S1). What Lawson saw must have been one of the natural undulations in the field according to H. Bamford (HBMC).
E. Rose (NLA) 16 June 1994.

Descheduled 1995 (former A.M. 261).

See (S3) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: Corbishley, M.. 1983.
---Publication: MWT 1959. AM7.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CXT 5.
<S1>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1971. OS 71.482.019.
<S3>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1995. Schedule Report.

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