Record Details

NHER Number:21256
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable post medieval garden mound in Hillington Park


An undated mound stands at the southern end of The Wilderness in Hillington Park. It could be a Bronze Age round barrow, although it is perhaps more probably a post medieval garden feature. A summerhouse once stood on top of it.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7242 2581
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

April 1985. Visit.
Mound. First reported by member of the public [1] as possible barrow or prospect mound. In south end of The Wilderness in park. 14.6m (16 paces) diameter, 1m high, two old trees impinge on edge but only young trees on actual mound. Very rounded with no visible ditch. Formerly had summerhouse on top, but this is said to have been a comparatively recent use.
Doubtful, but not impossible, as a barrow. Not a prospect mound as too low; might be some other sort of garden feature.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 April 1985.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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30512Part of: Hillington Park (Monument)

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