Record Details

NHER Number:27046
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible ring ditches

Summary

Two possible ring ditches are visible on aerial photographs. However, the features may not be archaeological in origin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8202 4381
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks are visible of two possible ring ditches on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1), although the marks are very faint and it is possible that they are not archaeological in origin. The largest, measuring a massive 58m across, is centred on TF 8207 4381. The second, 46m in diameter, is centred on TF 8196 4382. Both of these rings appears to have wide causeways to the southeast. It is possible that these are Bronze Age ring ditches, although they are quite large. They may be circular enclosures, possibly relating to late prehistoric settlements. However, as these cropmarks of quite ephemeral and could be geological in origin, at present no definite interpretation can be made.
S. Massey (NMP), 4 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4021-2 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 8143B, TF 8243A).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK 1571 3030 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 8143A).

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