Record Details

NHER Number:9196
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Bronze Age barrows

Summary

Old records suggest this was the site of two Bronze Age barrows. They can no longer be seen.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08493 90829
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
OLD BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1815.
'Another (fine barrow) in Cuffer Lane 1/4 mile of Castle'.

1857.
A farm on the site but the 'road still winds round' where the barrow stood.
See (S1).

18 December 1934.
Couldn't find it.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

No sign of barrow next to farm or in Cuffer Lane.
Two mounds at TM 084 909 are probably upcast from recent adjacent pits.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 11 February 1976.

For adjacent earthworks of 20th century agricultural origin see NHER 41673.

National grid reference corrected from original TM 0840 9080.
M. Horlock (NLA), 8 January 2003.

June 2012. Norfolk NMP.
This area was examined as part of the National Mapping Programme. It was possible to make out some evidence of a possible mound on aerial photographs (S3), centred on TM 0832 9087, although it was considered more likely to be a modern agricultural mound, and has not been mapped.
E. Bales (NMP), 7th June 2012.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Buckenham (new).
<S1>Publication: Harrod. Castles and Convents.
<S2>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4050-1 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).

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