Record Details

NHER Number:17364
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Bronze Age ring ditch and multi-peirod metal objects

Summary

A double ring ditch, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age barrow, is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Metal detecting on site in 1996 recovered part of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead and a post medieval book, box or furniture fitting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 72 24
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:HILLINGTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

21 September and 4 October 1978. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks.
Double concentric ring ditch adjacent to gravel extraction sites. Reference MW15, 278, FL 323 279.
D. Edwards (NAU), 13 February 1981.

28 August 1996. Metal detecting. Site of ring ditch.
Blade fragment of Late Bronze Age socketed axe. Drawn (S1).
Bronze nail made of rolled sheet, ?date.
Hinged catch decorated with openwork heart shapes. From book, box, furniture. Post medieval.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 December 1996.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • NAIL (Undated)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 7224A-D, TF 7224E-M, R-T.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Hadfield, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead fragment.. Paper. 1:1.

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