Record Details

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


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


Grid Reference:TM 3450 9316
Map Sheet:TM39SW

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.
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


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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