Record Details

NHER Number:17275
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. It is cut by linear cropmarks (NHER 44839) and forms part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3450 9316
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

A copper alloy medieval buckle previously recorded as part of this site is now under NHER 45372.

21 July 1977. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks.
Ring ditch.
D. Edwards (NAU), 11 March 1981.

2 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Ring ditch still visible as cropmark.
In addition is a linear feature which joins the ring ditch along its northeast quadrant.
See (S4).
S. Massey (NLA), 26 July 2001.

July 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S8). The grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TM 3449 9317 to TM 3450 9316. The ring ditch is sub-circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 22.5m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. It forms part of a barrow cemetery (NHER 44844) with other ring ditch cropmarks located immediately to its north (NHER 36361) and east (NHER 44835). This ring ditch lies on a south facing slope at approximately 21m OD. It is cut or joined by linear ditch cropmarks of a possible trackway or boundary (NHER 44839).
J. Albone (NMP) 10 July 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). 1975. NHER TM 3493G-H (NLA 20/ADV5-6) 20-JUL-1975.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TM 3493Q (NLA 31/AFN9) 08-JUL-1976.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TM 3493W-X (NLA 47/AJH20-1) 21-JUL-1977.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TM 3493ABD-ABF (NLA 367/HYN3-5) 02-JUL-1996.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1971. CUCAP (BFR 72-3) 02-JUL-1971.
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1973. CUCAP (BOB 16) 05-JUL-1973.
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1979. CUCAP (CJB 47-8) 02-JUL-1979.
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89350 1 04-JUL-1989 (NMR).

Related records

44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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