Record Details

NHER Number:12585
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Catte Hill


An earthwork mound of unknown date is marked as 'Catte Hill' on a map of 1590. The mound is no longer visible, but the mound could have been a possible Bronze Age barrow.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 877 437
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Approximate site of mound marked on (S1) at Holkham Hall (copy NAU) as Catte Hill.
Could be natural, but only other hill marked is Howe Hill.

Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 28 July 1977.
No trace of this; perhaps it was destroyed by the old pit that lies west of the track.

May-June 2012. Walkover Survey.
Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey within Church Wood (Compartment 2a).
This survey identified no convincing evidence for 'Catte Hill'. Its suggested location coincides with a group of irregular mounds thought to represent spoil from nearby extraction.
See NHER 62958 and (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 19 September 2018.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: Clerke, T. 1590. The Description of the lordeshippe or mannor of Holkeham as the same lyethe within the meetes and boundes in the countie of Norfolke [Map of Holkham parish].
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2012. Holkham Estate Woodland. Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.

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