Record Details

NHER Number:6209
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrows on Salthouse Heath


A Bronze Age round barrow site, visible on 1946 aerial photographs. The site is part of a much a larger dispersed Bronze Age barrow cemetery (NHER 38629).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0682 4242
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

'Southwest of large mound on south side or triangle of roads is a bowl barrow'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

(Large mound; NHER 6208?).

14m in diameter, 30cm high, covered with gorse on heath.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 30 January 1974.

Bolding map 1850 number 17.

Invisible in 1984 but heath fire revealed it in 1986.
No change in details. No ditch, some (wartime?) disturbance on south edge otherwise intact.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Revised scheduling (S1) 1995 gives dimensions as 15m by 0.8m high and includes line of seven small mounds, part of NHER 6212 as described under that number.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 October 1995.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The site of a Bronze Age barrow site is visible on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S2). The barrow is obscured by heath land vegetation on the majority of the available aerial photography and it appears on the 1946 aerial photographs that military activity and tracks are going over the site. The barrow as visible appears to be approximately 13-14m in diameter, which is roughly consistent with previous recordings, especially considering the contemporary disturbance on the 1946 images. The smaller barrows grouped under this site are dealt with during the NMP recording of NHER 6212.
All of these barrows are part of a larger dispersed cemetery (NHER 38629).
S. Massey (NMP), 8 January 2003.

May 2003. Field observations.
NGR for large barrow obtained by GPS = TG 06788 42438.
Carefully cleared, but gorse stumps still in situ.
Also 5 certain, probable or possible mini barrows found (shown as points on GIS).
See note in file.
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

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0642 A, E.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF153.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 25.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Salthouse.
---Photograph: CYB 10-11-.
---Designation: Department Of The Environment. 1882-1984?. Department of the Environment Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF153.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF153.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF153.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK 1571 3165-6 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 0642B, TG 0742A).

Related records

38629Part of: Salthouse Barrow Cemetery (Monument)

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