Record Details

NHER Number:52449
Type of record:Landscape
Name:Horsford Barrow cemetery

Summary

The barrow cemetery at Horsford Woods, centred on TG 1923 1832, represents a group of ten or more possible Bronze Age barrows, some of which are unconfirmed despite systematic study of the available aerial photographs. The dispersed cemetery covers approximately 2.2km by 0.5km of heathland and plantation.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1917 1858
Map Sheet:TG11NE
Parish:HORSFORD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The barrow cemetery at Horsford Woods, centred on TG 1923 1832, represents a group of ten or more possible Bronze Age barrows, some of which are unconfirmed despite systematic study of the available aerial photographs. The dispersed cemetery covers approximately 2.2km by 0.5km of heathland and plantation.
The cemetery includes two large embanked barrows with double concentric ring ditches (NHER 7779 and 18491), although the latter is no longer visible as an earthwork. Two oval barrows (NHER 7772 and 7773) and three round barrows (NHER 7774, 7777 and 52450) are also visible as earthworks. Two possible ring ditches are visible as vegetation marks (NHER 52450 and 52426).
Also, two previously reported round barrows (NHER 7775 and 52451) and two ring ditches (NHER 7776 and 7778) could not be confirmed from the study of the aerial photographs.
E. Bales (NMP), November 2009.

Monument Types

  • BARROW CEMETERY (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/LA/191 7092 22-MAR-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 4224-7 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF CPE/UK/1801 4044 25-OCT-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 540/1723 (F21) 0121-3 04-OCT-1955 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 58/5762 (F21) 042-3 06-JUN-1963 (NMR).
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. NHER TG 1918V (RAF) XX XXXX 1964 (NLA).
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. NHER TG 1918U (RAF) XX XXXX 1964 (NLA).
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS 69251 118-20 13-JUN-1969 (NMR).
<S9>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL 71020 061-2 11-APR-1971 (NMR).
<S10>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL 71020 080-81 11-APR-1971 (NMR).
<S11>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1973. NHER TG 1918A & F-N (NLA AAH11) 18-JUL-1973 (NLA).
<S12>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1973. NHER TG 1918P-S 01-AUG-1973 (NLA).
<S13>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1990. OS/90224 203-5 31-JUL-1990 (NMR).
<S14>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92337 234-5 11-JUN-1992 (NLA).
<S15>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92337 248-9 11-JUN-1992 (NLA).
<S16>Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1997. CUCAP ZNA 076-7 15-May-1997 (CUCAP).
<S17>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Google Earth. ? - present. Google Earth Orthophotographs. https://earth.google.com/web. 02-JUL-2006 Accessed 18-NOV-2009.

Related records

7772Parent of: Bronze Age round barrow on Horsford Heath (Monument)
7776Parent of: Possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
7778Parent of: Possible Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
7775Parent of: Possible Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
7779Parent of: Site of Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
18491Parent of: Site of embanked Bronze Age barrow with double concentric ring ditches (Monument)
52426Parent of: Site of possible Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
7774Parent of: Site of possible Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
7777Parent of: Site of possible Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
7773Parent of: Site of possible Neolithic or Bronze Age oval barrow on Horsford Heath (Monument)
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