Record Details

NHER Number:35559
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. It is located on a gentle northwest facing slope close to the head of a small dry valley. Another Bronze Age ring ditch cropmark is located 870m to the southwest (NHER 12836).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7120 3916
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

15 March 1972. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Positive cropmarks/soilmarks.
Ring ditch.
Probably a combination of positive germination marks and soilmarks.
D. Voisey (NLA) 13 February 1996.

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). This cropmark is located at TF 7121 3917. The ring ditch is slightly sub-circular in plan with a 3.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 26m. It is likely that this ring ditch is on Bronze Age date and that it relates to a Bronze Age round barrow. It is located on a gentle northwest facing slope close to the head of a small dry valley. Another Bronze Age ring ditch cropmark is located 870m to the southwest (NHER 12836).
J. Albone (NMP) 08 March 2006

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (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

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72005 3-4 12-MAR-1972 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72169 40-1 16-JUN-1972 (NMR).

Related records - none

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