Record Details

NHER Number:3701
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow that may survive as a low mound and that is visible on aerial photographs. In 1940 it was 0.9m tall and in 1991 it may have stood to about the same height. An excavation was carried out in 1938 and a burnt area and stone object were discovered. Flint flakes have also been recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8618 2003
Map Sheet:TF82SE
Parish:LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Bowl barrow.
23 to 24m (25 to 26 yards) diameter, 0.9m (3 feet) high. Flakes.
R.R. Clarke (NCM), 15th June 1936

1938.
Trench dug into barrow from 3.6m (12 feet) south of its centre to depth of 0.6m (2 feet). At 0.3m (1 feet) a piece of mica bearing stone was found and at 0.6m (2 feet) a layer of blackened calcined earth was noted
E.I. Puddy, 1941.

1940.
Ditch and bank in fair state of preservation. Diameter 27.9m (93 feet) ditch to ditch and height 0.88m (2 feet 11 inches).
E.I. Puddy, 1941.

One of two barrows noted on Litcham Heath in (S1).
(S2), (S3), (S4).

No sign of barrow in ploughed field, but shows as ring ditch on 1946 RAF aerial photograph.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 16 March 1976.

Details in file.

November 1983.
Nothing seen in field of natural bumps and hollows.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Department of Environment printout 1988 says not scheduled.

Barrow doubtfully recognised in undulating field under arable.
Possibly maximum 1m high, very spread.
H. Paterson (NAU), 5 February 1991.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF62.
---Unpublished Report: Ministry of Works. Scheduling Report [generic record].
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SE 4 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Paterson, H. (A&E). Norfolk Ancient Monuments Management Project Site Form.
---Illustration: Puddy, E.I.. 1941. Litcham Tumulus.
---Unpublished Document: Puddy, E.I.. 1958. Litcham, history of a Norfolk village..
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Litcham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. 1942. MS 129.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S3>Publication: Puddy, E.A.. 1957. Litchamp.3. 2.
<S4>Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.

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