Record Details

NHER Number:12836
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch/barrow

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably indicating the former presence of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. These photographs also clearly show a cropmark of a water pipe trench cutting across the ring ditch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7037 3894
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1976.
Ring ditch cut by pipe trench.
Located E. Rose 14 September 1977.

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). The central grid reference for this cropmark has been adjusted from TF 7038 3892 to TF 7037 3893. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 6.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 39m. It is likely that it is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. It is located at the top of a northwest facing slope at approximately 51m OD. The aerial photographs clearly show a cropmark of a water pipe trench cutting across the ring ditch on a northwest to southeast alignment.
J. Albone (NMP), 17 March 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 7038A-B (NLA 26/AEQ16-7) 24-JUN-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1990. NHER TG 7038C-E (NLA 264/GAR12-4) 19-JUN-1990.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67069 79-80 26-APR-1967 (NMR).

Related records - none

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