Record Details

NHER Number:12826
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditches


Several ring ditches, probably dating to the Bronze Age, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0657 3978
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

1976. NAU aerial photography
Cropmark of ring ditch (with wide ditch).
Adjacent linear markings with small enclosure or building.
Located by E. Rose (NAU) 14 September 1977.

Another ring ditch? And other rectangular and linear markings after removal of hedges and deep ploughing of field.
S.L. Norton (NAU) and E. Rose (NAU) 16 June 1982

Further photographs 1989-90.

The 1989-90 aerial photographs show perhaps four ring ditches.
In addition to the obvious ring (1), there is a possible ring (2) to the north (TG 0639/AD/GBU3), a narrow and faint ring (3) to the south (TG 0639/X/GBT12), all in a group, and another (4) to the north (TG 0639/AB/GBU1).
See rough plan in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 23 September 1997.

19 July 1994. NLA air photography (S1).
A single ring ditch is visible, rest of cropmarks obscured by pig farm.
S. Massey (NLA), 11 April 2001.

25 June 1996. NLA air photography (S2).
Cropmark of ring ditch visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 23 August 2001.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0639 A-J,P-AD.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG0639/AE - AG.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0639AK - AL.

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