Record Details

NHER Number:3521
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow survives as an earthwork alongside the Peddar's Way at this location. It lies partly within a field and partly outside. The part within the field is lower than that outside, as a result of ploughing. A Neolithic flint flake, along with Beaker and Roman pottery sherds, have been found on and near the barrow.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7534 2965
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:BIRCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1951.
Round barrow seen by D. R. Howlett. Traces of ditch on east.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Sherds of grey Roman ware by barrow.
Sherds of Rouletted Beaker and Rusticated ware with flint flake from barrow.

February 1974.
Dubious identification due to undulating nature of ground, but rise 40m in diameter, 1.5m high in field (ploughed) half on Peddars Way.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 7 February 1974.

March 1984.
This is definitely a barrow. Half ploughed in field, half covered in trees.
J. J. Wymer (NAU) March 1984.

May 1987.
Half of barrow at side of Peddars Way, other half still ploughed, and consequently much lower.
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

1990-1991.
Barrow disturbed by pipeline without archaeological supervision.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 February 1992

1991.
Visible as low mound, much spread in field, with some rabbit disturbance. Western half of barrow masked by bracken, forming east edge of Peddars Way.

March 1991.
Standing to 1.5m high by Peddars Way, less in field. Portion of barrow in field appears to be under set aside.
See (S1) in file.
H. Paterson (A&E) March 1991

April 1998.
Section of barrow on footpath under thick grass and bracken. Section in field now mostly under a 2m grass field margin, this protecting from further plough damage.
H. Paterson (A&E) 22 April 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. Nos 537-538.
---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. Bincham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Bircham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: CXZ 6.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. 1999. Site visit notes.

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