Record Details

NHER Number:3702
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A circular feature, a possible Bronze Age round barrow, that was recorded during the 1930s, 1940s and 1970s and that is visible on aerial photographs. In the 1930s/1940s it was about 0.6m tall but by 1976 it was only 0.3m tall. As it has not been seen during field observations since 1976, it may have been ploughed flat.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8644 2008
Map Sheet:TF82SE
Parish:LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Bowl barrow.
About 18m (20 paces) diameter, height 0.6m (2 feet). No visible ditch. Covered in gorse. About 45.7m (50 yards) west of sign post at road fork.
R.R. Clarke and L.V. Grinsell, 15 June 1936.
E.I. Puddy, 1941.

One of two barrows on Litcham Heath in (S1).
(S2)-(S3).

1976.
Doubtful barrow 32m diameter, 30cm high. Whole heath undulates, looking deceptive when grassed but like normal breck heath when ploughed.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 16 March 1976.

Department of Environment printout 1988 says not scheduled.

January 1988.
Nothing seen in this field of natural bumps and hollows.
J. Wymer (NAU).

No sign of earthwork in corner of field near road junction.
H. Paterson (NAU), 5 February 1991.

19 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Very slight circular feature visible at location given for barrow, although it is not clear.
S. Massey (NLA), 26 May 2001.

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. DNF62.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF8619/H - J.
---Unpublished Report: Ministry of Works. Scheduling Report [generic record].
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SE 3.
---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---Unpublished Document: Paterson, H. (A&E).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.
---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.. MS 129.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S3>Publication: Grinsell, L.V.. 1953. Ancient Burial Mounds. 2. p 202; No 10.

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56103Part of: Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery, Weasenham Heath (Landscape)

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