Record Details

NHER Number:17276
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of undated ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. This ring ditch has previously been wrongly located and has been duplicated by other NHER records. It forms part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3426 9318
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

21 July 1977. NAU air photography.
Cropmark.
Ring ditch, in centre of group previously noted.
Ring thicker and darker than any of these.
Originally included by D. Edwards (NAU) under site NHER 17275 (11 March 1981).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 May 1981.

This appears in fact to be the one first recorded in 1963, and not NHER 10625.
A. Lawson (NAU), 25 June 1981.

17 July 1986.
Ring ditch visible on NAU air photograph.

27 July 1995. NLA air photography.
Cropmark visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 20 April 2001.

July 2006. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S18). This ring ditch has previously been wrongly located and its grid reference has been amended from TM 3425 9325 to TM 3427 9319. The ring ditch has a slightly sub-circular plan with a 2.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 23m. It is likely that it is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. Two pits are located in the southern part of the ring ditch and a further two lie to its southeast. It is possible that these are graves. A larger pit is cut across the ditch on the eastern side of the ring ditch and could be a secondary grave. An undated linear ditch cropmark with a north to south alignment passes close to the eastern side of the ring ditch. The ring ditch is situated on a small spur of ground at approximately 21m OD. It forms part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

In the past there has been considerable confusion over the location of the ring ditch cropmarks in this area. Where the same cropmark has been seen in different years, this has led to some duplication of HER records. The record of this ring ditch appears to have been duplicated by NHER 10625 or 10626 (probably the latter) and those records are now redundant. See also NHER 11587.
J. Albone (NMP), 07 July 2006

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • GRAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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: Owles, E.J.. 1963. NHER TM 3493ABG (OWLES/34) 1963.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1975. NHER TM 3493A-B (NLA 23/ADX49-50) 31-JUL-1975.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1975. NHER TM 3493G-L (NLA 20/ADV5-9) 20-JUL-1975.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TM 3493N-P (NLA 31/AFN7-8) 08-JUL-1976.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TM 3493S-T (NLA 31/AFN11-12) 08-JUL-1976.
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TM 3493U-V (NLA 31/AFN17-18) 08-JUL-1976.
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TM 3493Y-AA (NLA 47/AJH17-19) 21-JUL-1977.
<S8>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TM 3493AB (NLA 56/ALF15) 02-JUL-1977.
<S9>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TM 3493AK-AP (NLA 154/AXH8-9, 12-3, 16) 08-JUL-1976.
<S10>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1986. NHER TM 3493AT-AU (NLA 180/DBV28-9) 17-JUL-1986.
<S11>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1989. NHER TM 3493AX-AZ (NLA 244/DRD13-5) 20-JUL-1989.
<S12>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. NHER TM 3493ABB-ABC (NLA 354/HEG4-5) 27-JUL-1995.
<S13>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1973. CUCAP (BOB 13-5) 03-JUL-1973.
<S14>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1975. CUCAP (BTC 58-62) 24-JUN-1975.
<S15>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1975. CUCAP (BUY62-3) 24-JUL-1975.
<S16>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BZC60-1) 05-JUL-1976.
<S17>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1977. CUCAP (CCR 7-9) 13-JUL-1977.
<S18>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1979. CUCAP (CJB 49-51) 02-JUL-1979.

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44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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