Record Details

NHER Number:3754
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age, Iron Age or Early Saxon round barrow


In the late 19th century a round barrow was recorded at this approximate location. A number of inhumations and a pot of Bronze Age, Iron Age or Early Saxon date were discovered. There are reports that the barrow was destroyed during gravel quarrying, although it may survive as a cropmark (recorded as NHER 11755).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 74643 17615
Map Sheet:TF71NW

Full description

About 1886/pre 1889.
Barrow, in which was found an earthen jar and bodies with feet to centre.
Grid reference suggested by R. R. Clarke (NCM) is almost certainly not accurate. He suggested that it was perhaps destroyed by gravel pits at TF 746 176. But this pit is marked on 1843 tithe map (S1), so this cannot be correct. Cropmark NHER 11755 could be the site.
See further details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 1 July 1981.

(S2) from 1889 says mound was destroyed 'only a few years ago' and mentions a sestertius of Hadrian found nearby.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 June 1982.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • INHUMATION (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUND BARROW (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • ROUND BARROW (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Bronze Age to Early Saxon - 2350 BC to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Bronze Age to Early Saxon - 2350 BC to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1893. CASC. Vol VII. pp 112-3.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 94.
---Article in Serial: Whyte, N.. 2003. The after-life of barrows; prehistoric monuments in the Norfolk landscape.. Landscape History. Vol 25, pp 5-17. pp 5-16.
---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 - Iron Age. Walton (East).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Map: Drane, W.. 1840. East Walton Tithe Map.
<S2>Monograph: Cutting, W.. 1889. Gleanings about Gayton (Norfolk) in the olden time..

Related records

11755Related to: Cropmarks of a probable Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)

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