Record Details

NHER Number:6206
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow on Salthouse Heath


The site of a Bronze Age round barrow, visible as earthwork on Salthouse heath, on 1946 aerial photographs. The barrow can just be made out today, but is covered in bracken.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07697 41897
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Tumulus, bowl barrow on heath noted by [1]. 21m in diameter, 1.5m high and covered with gorse and braken.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 30 January 1974.

Bolding map 1850 number 12.
E. Rose (NAU).

December 1983.
Despite size, barely visible in bracken.
J. Wymer (NAU).

1995. Schedule amended.
Schedule description states barrow is 1m high and 21m across.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 November 1995.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of round barrow, visible on the 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S3). The diameter of the mound appears to be 19.5m.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 December 2002.

May 2003. Field observations.
NGR obtained by GPS; TG 07690 41908.
Under bracken.
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)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HQ 6-7, CXV 11.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF141.
---Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 14.
---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.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF149.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF149.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3166-7 07-JUN-1946 (NMR).

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