Record Details

NHER Number:36360
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a possible ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs. This ring ditch may relate to a Bronze Age round barrow and form part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3459 9309
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Site of possible ring ditch, producing a faint cropmark response, however it is situated within an area of heavy geological patterning, of which it may be part.
S. Massey (NLA), 8 May 2001.

July 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a possible ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs (S1). The grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TM 3460 9307 to TM 3460 9309. The ring ditch is sub-circular to sub-oval in plan with a narrow ditch and a maximum external diameter of 25m. A possible gap is present in the south side of the ring ditch, but as the whole cropmark is very faint it is not clear if this is a deliberate entrance. It is possible that this ring ditch relates to a Bronze Age round barrow and that it forms part of a barrow cemetery (NHER 44844). It is located on a south facing slope at approximately 19m OD.
J. Albone (NMP), 10 July 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

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TM 3493ABD-ABF (NLA 367/HYN3-5) 02-JUL-1996.

Related records

44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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