Record Details

NHER Number:9359
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow


During the 19th century a possible Bronze Age round barrow was recorded in the grounds of Cringleford Hall. Pottery may have been recovered from it in the early 20th century. The possible barrow may have been quarried away or it could survive as a low mound.

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Full description

Woodward marks a barrow in 1831 apparently in the grounds of Cringleford Hall - but was he being confused by the 'plague pit' bones (NHER 5008)?
See (S1).

However in (S2) the owner of the Hall says 'From what I can tell there was a tumulus which was possibly carried away to the low lands adjoining'.
Yet according to R. R. Clarke (S3) says that for a year before 1913 pottery was found in a mound in the grounds of the Hall, but never described.
E. Rose (NAU).

December 1975.
A large disused pit north of the hall. Possible low mound about 50m diameter, 0.5m high northwest of hall with trees on and cut on northwest by road, in pasture. Certainly not convinving as a barrow.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 9 December 1975.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NE 72.
---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. Cringleford.
<S1>Monograph: Woodward, S. 1847. History and Antiquities of Norwich Castle.
<S2>Publication: 1935. Woodward Correspondance. p.41 2.
<S3>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 419.

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