Record Details

NHER Number:28075
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow survives in woodland at Bunker's Hill. It has a maximum diameter of 29m and stands up to 1.5m high.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7632 2851
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:BIRCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1978.
Round barrow in wood on Bunker's Hill.
Bowl barrow, maximum diameter 29m, maximum height 1.5m.
Information from member of the public [1].
(S1) in file.
Information from NAR records.
R. Rickett (NAU) 1990.

January 1995. Scheduled.
Scheduled description:
The monument includes a bowl barrow which is one of a dispersed group of round barrows, sited on a broad ridge at the western edge of the Good Sands upland region of north west Norfolk. The barrow stands on the southern edge of the hill crest, above a slight, south facing slope and is visible as an earthen mound c.1.5m in height and covering a circular area c.30m in diameter. It is thought that the mound is encircled by a ditch from which earth was dug during the construction of the barrow. This ditch has become infilled and is no longer visible, but will survive as a buried feature.
The barrow group as a whole is aligned on a north west-south east axis over a distance of c.2.6km.
Information from (S2) and (S3).
H. Mellor (HES), 22 June 2018.

(S4) signed 17 October 1997 (for 5 years).
H. Paterson (A&E) 14 September 1999.

2002.
(S4) signed 15 March 2002.
H. Paterson (A&E) 28 March 2002.

February 2007.
Section 17 management agreement signed 7 February 2007.
See (S5).
D. Robertson (NLA) April 16 2007.

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
  • Management Statement
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. Site visit notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 NE 25 [2].
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF126.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF126.
<S4>Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. 2007. Section 17 Management Agreement.

Related records - none

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