Record Details

NHER Number:3659
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bronze Age barrow


The site of a Bronze Age bowl barrow, recorded in the early 20th century. It has since been ploughed flat and no trace of the mound remains today. The site was excavated in 1972 when evidence of multiple cremations in the form of a fragment of Bronze Age pottery urn, charcoal and charred cloth were revealed. The barrow was one of a group in the area.

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Grid Reference:TF 8540 1966
Map Sheet:TF81NE

Full description

1936. In south-centre of field known as Weasenham Lyngs.
Bowl barrow, Grinsell's no. 7. 18.3m (60 feet) in diameter, 1.4m (4 1/2 feet) high, no visible ditch.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Other descriptions:
18.3m (60 feet) in diameter, 1.2 to 1.5m (4 or 5 feet) high, no ditch or bank, bracken-covered (A.Q. Watson 1936).
28m (92 feet) in diameter, 1.4m (4 feet 9 inches) high, ploughed-over (E.I. Puddy 1941).
No sign in ploughed field.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), March 1975

August to September 1972. Excavated by Department of the Environment by F. F. Petersen.
25m in diameter, 1m high. No ditch. Mound completely ploughed out. Pit near centre contained multiple cremation. Fragmentary Collared urn. Charcoal, charred cloth.
F. Healy (NAU), 11 July 1984.

Detailed publication of this in (S8) by F. Healy also notes Beaker pottery.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 July 1986.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC) + Sci.Date
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TEXTILE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF61.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NE 4; TF 82 SW 19.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. No 973.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Weasenham (All Saints).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<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. [unknown].
<S8>Article in Monograph: Peterson, F. F. and Healy, F. 1986. The Excavation of Two Round Barrows and a Ditched Enclosure on Weasenham Lyngs, 1972. Barrow Excavations in Norfolk, 1950-82. East Anglian Archaeology. Lawson, A. J. et al.. No 29 pp 70-103.

Related records

56103Part of: Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery, Weasenham Heath (Landscape)
3658Related to: Great Barrow, Weasenham Lyngs (Monument)

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