Record Details

NHER Number:44846
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a possible double ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs. A curved outer ditch is present with a central sub-circular pit like feature. Although these cropmarks have an unusual appearance, it is possible that they relate to a Bronze Age round barrow. They are located within a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3453 9286
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2006. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a possible double ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs (S1). This cropmark is located at TM 3453 9286. A short section of possible ring ditch cropmark is present. The ditch is narrow and would have a 20m diameter if complete. Inside the incomplete ring ditch is a sub-circular positive cropmark with a diameter of 13m. This appears to be a pit-like feature. Although unusual in its form, it is possible that this cropmark relates to a round barrow of Bronze Age date. If so it forms part of a large barrow cemetery (NHER 44844). It is located in a shallow valley 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). 1977. NHER TM 3493W-X (NLA 47/AJH20-1) 21-JUL-1977.

Related records

44844Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Monument)

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