Record Details

NHER Number:3662
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bronze Age barrow

Summary

The site of a circular earthwork, possibly a damaged Bronze Age barrow, recorded in 1938. It has since been ploughed flat, though a slightly raised bump in the field may mark its former presence.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8550 1981
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:WEASENHAM ALL SAINTS, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Circular earthwork. Platform 1m (3 1/2 feet) high, 18.3m (60 feet) in diameter at top with berm; slight ditch and counterscarp, 39.6m (130 feet) in diameter overall. ?Damaged bell barrow.
Noted in 1938 by A. Q. Watson.
Ploughed in 1941.

No sign in ploughed field.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 1975.

Sketch in file.

November 1983.
Visible swelling here in rough ploughed field about 0.20m high but similar swelling 60m to south.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NE 2.
---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 11.

Related records

56103Part of: Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery, Weasenham Heath (Landscape)
3660Related to: Site of Bronze Age barrow, possible Roman cremation, and multi-period finds (Monument)

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