Record Details

NHER Number:6200
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow


The site of a Bronze Age round barrow, visible as an earthwork and later as a soilmark on 1969 Ordnance Survey aerial photographs of Salthouse Heath.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0733 4162
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Large bowl barrow in group on heath. Dug into; not marked in 1838 1st edition 1 inch Ordnance Survey.
On 'The Warren'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Ploughed out; information from undated Ordnance Survey card.
No sign in ploughed field. Clump of pines may mark spot, but no mound beneath. Bolding Notebook marks as number 14 in about 1850, but has the later addition 'nearly all carted away'. (S1).
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 30 January 1974.

November 1995. Descheduled.
Information from (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 November 1995.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The mound of a barrow is visible as a lighter, slightly raised area on the 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S2). It is not clear whether the lighter appearance is due to a stony mound or whether it is differential vegetation on the mound. This slight mound has been completely ploughed out on the 1969 OS aerial photographs (S3). The resulting soilmark of round barrow measures between 24 and 29.5m wide, as the soilmark is quite oval in plan. The soilmarks also suggest elements of the surrounding ring ditch, which is clearest to the southwestern arc. To the southeast of the ploughed out mound are three pit-like impressions. It is not clear whether these are the heavily degraded outer ditch or whether they were originally pits, rather than a continuous ditch.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 December 2002.

May 2003. Field observations.
Under plough.
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (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

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF141.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Salthouse.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BQ 8, CXV 2-3.
<S1>Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3166-7 07-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69037 058-9 03-APR-1969.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF14857.

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38629Related to: Salthouse Barrow Cemetery (Monument)

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