Record Details

NHER Number:3654
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow


A Bronze Age saucer barrow, in fair condition, but covered in rhododendrons and with a large beech tree at its centre. It forms part of a group of barrows in the area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8463 2022
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

Saucer Barrow in plantation, Grinsell's No 1. About 46m (150 feet) in diameter; ditch between mound and bank. Not one of those ploughed in 1941.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
45m diameter, 2m high. Bank and ditch still visible but very overgrown with bushes. One tree in centre.

March 1975. Part of barrow group of Wessex Culture from about 1550 to 1250 BC. See (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4), (S5) for ploughing of some of group.
A. J. Lawson (NAU).

November 1983. No change. Excellent condition.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Ditch well marked. Covered in ragged rhododendrons. One large beech tree in centre. Other small deciduous trees and four conifers. Site form in file.
H. Paterson (NAU), February 1991.

Article missing from file [J. Yates, 12 November 2010].

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF61.
---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. TF 8519Z.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SW 5.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Weasenham (All Saints).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXW 9.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 423.
<S2>Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1936. Ancient Burial Mounds of England.. p 185.
<S3>Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1953. Ancient Burial Mounds of England.. pp 199, 203.
<S4>Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1941. [unknown]. 14 May.
<S7>Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.

Related records

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