Record Details

NHER Number:16160
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Bronze Age ring ditch and multi-period finds


Aerial photographs taken in 1976 and 1978 show the cropmarks of two possible Bronze Age ring ditches at this location. Subsequent metal detecting here in 1987 recovered a Late Iron Age/early Roman terret, a possible 4th century coin, a medieval bronze ring brooch, a medieval seal matrix decorated with the Agnus Dei and medieval and post medieval buckles.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 68 01
Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

27 June 1976. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Parchmark and cropmarks.
Ring ditch.
D. Voisey (NLA) 31 January 1995.

21 September 1978. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks of two ring ditches, first at [1] approximately 25m, second at [2] approximately 35m diameter respectively.
Other possible marks adjoining
D. Edwards (NAU) 29 April 1980.

1987. Found at this site or at NHER 15540.
1) Late Iron Age/early Roman terret (compare to NHER 9382)
2) Possible 4th century coin.
3) 13th century bronze ring brooch, set with two bosses containing white paste (possibly once held glass pellets); eight tiny pins set regularly between the two bosses. Pin looped through hole on ring. Ring is flat and slightly facetted.
4) 14th century pointed oval bronze seal-matrix with Lamb of God above a pair of birds. Legend: ECCE ANGVS DEI NRE:E:C (yes misspelled Agnus).
5) Medieval bronze purse-bar with swivel loop (see for comparison LMMC type BI).
6) Medieval bronze D-shaped buckle frame.
15th/16th century bronze circular buckle with five 'lobes'.
All Polaroid NCM (except coin).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 11 July 1990.
S. Margeson (NCM) 11 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Undated)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6801 A-D,F-N,P-X.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-101-348.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-101-349.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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