Record Details

NHER Number:9290
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bronze Age oval barrow

Summary

An oval Bronze Age barrow was identified in 1936 but it was completely bulldozed away in the 1950s. The site is now visible as a ring ditch on aerial photographs of the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1518 0995
Map Sheet:TG10NE
Parish:BAWBURGH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Oval barrow on The Hangings near Easton boundary.
'Many years ago part of middle of east side was carried away for gravel, primary interment destroyed.'
See (S1).

About 26m (88 ft) north to south diameter; 1.5m (5 ft) height, no visible ditch. Now crescent shaped. Bracken covered.
R. R. Clarke (NCM), 25 July 1936.

1957.
Bulldozed away.
See (S2).
H. de Caux.

No sign on edge of heath.
A. J. Lawson 20 November 1975.

19 July 1977. NAU aerial photographs.
Positive cropmark of ring ditch on pasture of Norfolk Agricultural Society Showground Car Parks.
D.A. Edwards (NAU) 18 January 1980.

July 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The oval barrow is visible as an earthwork (S3-S4) and later as a ploughed out cropmark (S5-S7) on aerial photographs. It is centred on TG 1517 0996 and measures 27m in external diameter. A possible curvilinear enclosure (NHER 54440) has been recorded approximately 200m to the northwest, and this may be related to the ring ditch.
E. Bales (NMP), 20 July 2010.

Monument Types

  • OVAL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1509C-D.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NE 1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Bawburugh.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. 1942. MS 129.
<S2>Article in serial: De Caux, H. 1942. A Prehistoric Site in the Yare Valley. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt I pp 71-75. p 71.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/70 5041-2 28-FEB-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1428 4433-4 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1953. RAF 82/759 0077-8 09-APR-1953 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1964. OS/64205 003-4 22-SEPT-1964 (NMR).
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D. NLA. 1977. NHER TG 1509C-D (NLA 45/AJB15-16) 19-JUL-1977.

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