Record Details

NHER Number:9395
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A low mound survives at this location. It has been surveyed and appears on Ordnance Survey maps, and is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. It could be a Bronze Age barrow.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1825 0593
Map Sheet:TG10NE
Parish:CRINGLEFORD, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1973. Aerial photography.
Cropmark on (S1) recorded by C. J. S. Green (NAU) as 'circular soilmark, light patch surrounded by dark ring - barrow?'.
Checked by E. Rose (NAU), light patch seen but no dark ring.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) notes that on plan in (S2) a barrow is marked very approximately at this site.

March 1978. Visit.
No sign of mound.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 8 March 1978.

At TF 191 057, another possible site, no earthworks in ploughed fields to west or south, though houses built to north.
E. Rose (NAU).

Plan also seen by E. Rose (NAU) - this is probably the one, plan is not very accurate.
E. Rose (NAU).

1985.
Yet at this spot or very slightly to southwest, (S3) now marks 'Tumulus' with hatched edge as if earthwork surviving.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 November 1985.

19 December 1990. Visit.
Sugar beet just lifted.
On crest of north facing slope, earthworks of mound circa 20m diameter and circa 0.5m high.
Not measured in, but new 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey map (S4) appears to locate this better than plot on 1:10,560.
If site developed, NAU staff should mark out on ground area to be protected.
See (S5).
D. Gurney (NLA), 19 December 1990.

This was done, but planning application was later withdrawn.
E. Rose (NAU).

1991. Survey.
(S6) in file and hanging plan.
Described by (S7) as a much ploughed bowl barrow, maximum height 0.6m, maximum diameter of 29.0m, no trace of a ditch.
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 11 July 1990.

2 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Earthwork mound not visible on aerial photographs.
S. Massey (NLA), 23 July 2001.

July 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The possible round barrow described above is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S8) in the form of a ring ditch and internal mound.
The mound is centred on TG 1825 0592 and measures approximately 24m in diameter, and the ring ditch measures 42m in external diameter.
They are only visible on one set of photographs, but appear as clear cropmarks on these frames.
E. Bales (NMP), 20 July 2010.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1805N - R.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Fairey (NCC Highways Dept) 1947 7230.
<S2>Serial: 1827. Woodward Correspondance. p.91.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey 1: 25 000 map.
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1985. Ordnance Survey 1:10,000.
<S5>Unpublished document: Gurney, D. (NAU). 1990. Site visit notes: County Number 9395. 19 December.
<S6>Unpublished document: Edwards, D. (NAU). 1991. Survey notes County Number 9395.
<S7>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 540/1723 141-2 04-OCT-1955 (NMR).

Related records - none

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