Record Details

NHER Number:44844
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow cemetery

Summary

A Bronze Age barrow cemetery is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. This is a group record comprising seven definite ring ditch cropmarks (NHER 11587-8, 17275-6, 36361, 44836-7) and eight possible ring ditches (NHER 36360, 44833-5, 44837, 44845-6). In addition to these are cropmarks of a large sub-circular enclosure of possible Neolithic to Bronze Age date (NHER 11588), a possible Neolithic long barrow (NHER 44843) and an undated kidney-shaped enclosure (NHER 44838).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 34414 93107
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2006. Norfolk NMP
A Bronze Age barrow cemetery is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. This is a group record comprising 7 definite ring ditch cropmarks (NHER 11587-8, 17275-6, 36361, 44836-7) and 8 possible ring ditches (NHER 36360, 44833-5, 44837, 44845-6). In addition to these are cropmarks of a large sub-circular enclosure of possible Neolithic to Bronze Age date (NHER 11588), a possible Neolithic long barrow (NHER 44843) and an undated kidney-shaped enclosure (NHER 44838). The main part of the cemetery is located on a roughly southwest to northeast aligned spur of land at about 20m OD. Further possible ring ditch cropmarks extend to the southeast of the ridge into a shallow valley. The large sub-circular enclosure of possible Neolithic date occupies a prime position at the southwest end of the spur and may have provided the focus for the cemetery. The spur on which the cemetery sits faces a small stream valley to the west of which is another barrow cemetery (NHER 11675).
J. Albone (NMP), 11 July 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE

Sources - none

Related records

11587Parent of: Cropmark of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
36361Parent of: Cropmark of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
36360Parent of: Cropmark of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
44836Parent of: Cropmark of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
17275Parent of: Cropmark of possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
44833Parent of: Cropmark of possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
17276Parent of: Cropmark of undated ring ditch (Monument)
44845Parent of: Cropmarks of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
44846Parent of: Cropmarks of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
44834Parent of: Cropmarks of possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
44835Parent of: Cropmarks of two possible Bronze Age ring ditches (Monument)
44837Parent of: Cropmarks of two possible Bronze Age ring ditches (Monument)
11588Parent of: Cropmarks of undated or prehistoric sub-circular enclosure and multiple ring ditch (Monument)

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