Record Details

NHER Number:31740
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Neolithic long barrow and possible cursus, Stow Heath


Aerial photographs taken in 1990 and 1996 show the cropmarks of linear features, a double ditched trackway, a long barrow and pits at this location. One of the linear features near to the Neolithic long barrow could be a cursus of a similar date. However, none of the other features could be assigned a date.


  • Aerial photograph of a possible Neolithic long barrow in Burgh and Tuttington.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 23322 26896
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

28 June 1990. NAU aerial photography.
Several linear features crossing each other at angles, and a double ditched trackway alongside and paralleling the present east-west road.
E. Rose (NLA) 26 January 1996.

15 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of long barrow at TG 2353 2682 with evidence of six large pits at east end of feature (reminiscent of megalithic type tombs), which presumably held large timber upright posts.
N.B. site respected by parallel ditches which abut to it - cursus?
Copy of air photograph in file.
D. Edwards (NLA) 17 July 1996.

15 July 1996. NLA aerial photography (S1).
Cropmarks of long barrow showing clearly, also associated linear feature, previously interpreted as a possible cursus.
S. Massey (NLA) 15 October 2001.

September 2006. Vertical Aerial Photograph.
Cropmarks of the long barrow, and linear features show clearly on Google Earth imagery.
See (S2) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 7 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • CURSUS (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LONG BARROW (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1310 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1305 AD to 1306 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1307 AD to 1309 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval to 17th Century - 1400 AD to 1699 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1415 AD to 1497 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1591 AD to 1594 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (17th Century - 1604 AD to 1619 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1641 AD to 1643 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century to Unknown - 1645 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 2326 J-M, P.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG2326/S - U.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Roman villa hint of farm prosperity. 7 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 2326N - R, X - Y, AD.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Google Earth. ? - present. Google Earth Orthophotographs. 10-SEP-2006 Accessed 07-FEB-2011.

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