Record Details

NHER Number:27352
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch


At least one ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. A second smaller ring ditch, again probably a round barrow, is also visible, conjoined to its south side, but the archaeological origin of this feature is less certain. Both form part of a probable nucleated barrow cemetery NHER 27350.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4940 1606
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

May 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A ring ditch is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S1-2), centred at TG 4940 1607. What appears to be a second, smaller, conjoined ring ditch is visible on its southern side, but as this is visible on only one set of aerial photographs (S1) its archaeological origin is less certain. Assuming that both cropmarks do reflect the presence of archaeological features, they are most likely to represent the remains of Bronze Age round barrows, part of nucleated barrow cemetery NHER 27350.

Both ring ditches are circular in plan. The larger has a diameter of approximately 18.5m, the smaller of 11.5m.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 26 May 2005.

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


Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0963-4 07-SEP-1988 (NCC 4785-6).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Jeavons, A.. 1996. NHER TG 4916L (KRD6) 30-JUN-1996.

Related records

27350Part of: Probable Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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