Record Details

NHER Number:6210
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow, Salthouse Heath


The site of a small Bronze Age bowl barrow, part of a much larger barrow cemetery. The barrow is only just visible today.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07223 42448
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Small bowl barrow noted by [1]. East of triangle of roads near spot height 198. 18.3m (20 yards) south of road, 100.5m (110 yards) east of Kelling to Cley/Salthouse to Swan Lodge cross roads on heath.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

No sign due to dense gorse cover, 30 January 1974.

December 1975.
No sign after gorse was burnt.
A. J. Lawson (NAU).

October 1995. Scheduled.
Schedule Description:
The monument includes a small barrow within a dispersed round barrow cemetery extending over an area of c.1.3 sq km on and around Salthouse Heath. The barrow is situated on the heath c.20m south of the minor road between Kelling and Cley, and is visible as a regularly formed mound of earth and gravel c.0.4m in height and covering a circular area c.3m in diameter. Approximately 30 similar small mounds were recorded on the heath between 1936 and 1939, in an area 200m to the east and south east of this, and four of them excavated at that time were found to cover urns of Middle Bronze Age type (c.1200-1000 BC). At least eight others are known to survive and are the subject of separate scheduling.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 27 October 1995.

May 2003. Field observations.
NGR obtained by GPS and amended from original TG 0728 4244.
In area cleared of gorse.
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 23.
---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. DNF155.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF155.

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38629Part of: Salthouse Barrow Cemetery (Monument)

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