Record Details

NHER Number:4482
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Bronze Age barrow


A mound near the parish boundaries of Marham, Shouldham and Barton Bendish parishes could be seen in the 1930s but was destroyed when RAF Marham's runway was constructed. It is reported that excavations in the mound found 'old swords and coins'. The mound may have been a Bronze Age barrow.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 730 079
Map Sheet:TF70NW

Full description


Mound near junction of Marham, Shouldham and Barton Bendish parishes.
Visible around 1930 - cultivated then, but on airfield 1960.

J.F. Williams reported that an old man called Stannard used to dig about in it and get old swords and coins - probably a barrow.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Under runway of RAF Marham.
A.J. Lawson (NAU).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Undated)
  • SWORD (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Marham.

Related records - none

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