Record Details

NHER Number:6205
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow on Salthouse Heath


Site of Bronze Age round barrow, visible as earthwork on Salthouse heath, on 1946 aerial photographs. The barrow can still be seen on the ground, though eroded and covered in vegetation.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07416 41894
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Bowl barrow on Heath noted by [1].
R. R. Clarke.

27m in diameter, 1.5m high covered in gorse and braken on heath.
Bolding map 1850 number13.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 30 January 1974.

December 1983.
No change. Bracken and gorse. Uneven flattish top with small holes and trench (not recent).
J. Wymer (NAU).

Schedule describes as 1m high, 24m across.
Copy in file.
E. Rose (NLA),17 November 1995.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of round barrow, visible on the 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1). The diameter of the mound appears to be around 25m, although the exact dimensions may be being obscured by vegetation. A rectangular trench like feature is possibly visible at TG 0741 4188, measuring 3.5m by 2m. This may relate to antiquarian activity or possibly modern military digging on the heath.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 December 2002.

May 2003. Field observations.
NGR obtained by GPS; TG 07412 41898. NGR amended from original TG 0740 4189.
Carefully cleared of vegetation, but edges obscured by debris. Some scrub re-invading.
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 June 2003

Monument Types

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TRENCH? (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HQ 6-7, CXV 12.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF141.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 13.
---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.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF150.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF150.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3166-7 07-JUN-1946 (NMR).

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