Record Details

NHER Number:33699
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ring ditch


An undated ring ditch possibly representing a Bronze Age barrow or a post medieval windmill, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs of this area. Finds recovered at this site are recorded under NHER 36014.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8568 4178
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

June 1946. RAF air photograph.
Shows ring ditch as cropmark about 22m east to west by 18m north to south. Prominent location on northwest projecting ridge. Potential barrow, but the road to west is Mill Road, and thus could be a post mill site - although not being totally round perhaps makes this doubtful.
B. Cushion (NLA), 11 June 1998.

May 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The feature is rounded in plan, although not a perfect circle, with a maximum diameter of 25m (S1). There are two or three possible pit like features visible within the interior of the ring ditch, although these may be caused by the underlying geology. The site is likely to be archaeological, but does not appear as a typical prehistoric round barrow or a windmill mound.
M. Brennand (NMP), 13 May 2002.

2000. Field Observation and Desk-based Assessment.
Site visited and considered as part of archaeological assessment of Holkham Estate.
Arable, ploughed. No surface indications.
See report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 28 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POST MILL? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. TF 8540A.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3133 07-JUN-46 (SMR TF 9540B).
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000. The Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Archaeological Survey (Final Report). Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 532.

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