Record Details

NHER Number:44835
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of two possible Bronze Age ring ditches

Summary

Faint cropmarks of two possible ring ditches, probably Bronze Age round barrows, are visible on aerial photographs of this area. They form part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 34567 93173
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2006. Norfolk NMP
Faint cropmarks of possible two ring ditches, probably Bronze Age round barrows, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). These cropmarks are centred on TM 3456 9317. The largest of the two ring ditches is located at TM 3458 9317. It has a sub-circular plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 21m. The second ring ditch is located 30m to the west at TM 3455 9318. It also has a sub-circular plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 14m. A gap is present in the eastern side of the ditch. The ditch widens on the south side of the opening, making it likely that this is a deliberate entrance. It is probable that both of these ring ditches are of Bronze Age date and that they relate to round barrows. They are located on a south facing slope at approximately 21m OD and form part of a large barrow cemetery (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
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1973. CUCAP (BOB 16) 05-JUL-1973.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TM 3493W-X (NLA 47/AJH20-1) 21-JUL-1977.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89350 1 04-JUL-1989 (NMR).

Related records

44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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