Record Details

NHER Number:44834
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

Cropmarks of a ring ditch and a possible incomplete double ring ditch are visible on aerial photographs of this area. The ring ditch is complete and probably relates to a Bronze Age round barrow. It appears to cut an incomplete double ring ditch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 34623 92974
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of a ring ditch and a possible incomplete double ring ditch are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). This cropmark is located at TM 3462 9297. A complete ring ditch cropmark is present at TM 3462 9296 (S1). It has a circular plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 20m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. Two roughly parallel curving ditch cropmarks extend to the north of the complete ring ditch (S1-S3). It is possible that these form the northwest quadrant of a double ring ditch that is overlain by the complete ring ditch. The eastern half of this possible double ring ditch is cut by a track leading to the church. If complete the outer ditch would have a diameter of roughly 32m. These cropmarks are located in a shallow valley at approximately 18m OD and may form part of a barrow cemetery that lies to their north (NHER 44844).
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). 1977. NHER TM 3493W-X (NLA 47/AJH20-1) 21-JUL-1977.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TM 3493ABD (NLA 367/HYN3) 02-JUL-1996.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TM 3493ABF (NLA 367/HYN5) 02-JUL-1996.

Related records

44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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