Record Details

NHER Number:4660
Type of record:Monument
Name:Round barrow

Summary

Two polished axeheads, pottery and a human inhumation were found in a Bronze Age round barrow in the early 20th century.

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Location

Parish:ASHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

'Some years ago' from 1913.
'Two polished axes, one perforated, were found in a barrow eleven feet from the surface. The perforated axe, of black flint (How? E. Rose (NAU)) was hung by a piece of string over the mantel in a labourer's cottage and the other was broken by the children playing with it. Pottery was found, and a human skeleton, the head of which rested on a ledge cut in the chalk. The barrow was made of red sand, of which ten feet were cut through before the chalk was reached. There were said to be several barrows at this spot but few traces now remain'. See (S1).

R. R. Clarke (NCM) adds 'From NA?', not clear what he meant. Site not discovered.
A.J. Lawson (NAU)

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • INHUMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Ashill.
<S1>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 418.

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