Record Details

NHER Number:17692
Type of record:Monument
Name:Two ring ditch cropmarks

Summary

Cropmarks of two ring ditches of probable Bronze Age date are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3042 0377
Map Sheet:TG30SW
Parish:ROCKLAND ST MARY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

12 July 1978 and 28 July 1977. NAU air photography.
Cropmarks.
Two ring ditches.
D. Edwards (NAU), 16 March 1981.

8 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks of ring ditches still visible.
In addition to this, cropmarks of linear features can be seen crossing the field north to south. These linear features might be old field boundaries connected to the current system. However, there is no indication of them on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map.
H. Clare (NLA), 26 September 2001.

11 August 1997. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks still visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 2 November 2001.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
Cropmarks of two ring ditches of probable Bronze Age date are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S5). The central grid reference for these cropmarks has been adjusted from TG 3043 0378 to TG 3042 0377. Two ring ditch cropmarks are present. The largest has a slightly sub-circular plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 26m. The second ring ditch is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and a 8.5m external diameter. It is likely that both of these ring ditches are of Bronze Age date and that they relate to round barrows.
J. Albone (NMP), 14 June 2007

See (S6) and (S7) for additional aerial photographs.
H. Hamilton (HES), 23 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1978. NHER TG 3003B-C (NLA 66/AMC23-4) 12-JUL-1978.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 3003D-E (NLA 50/AKA6-7) 28-JUL-1977.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 3003AT-AV (NLA 368/JCK11) 08-JUL-1996.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1997. NHER TG 3003AW-AY (386/JZM4-6) 11-AUG-1997.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0919-20 14-AUG-1988 (NCC 3997-8).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra and Bluesky Ltd. 2006. Infoterra Ltd and Bluesky 11-SEP-2006 (Google Earth TG30420378).
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Page, M.. 2010. NHER TG3003ABB-ABC (PAGE) 27-JUN-2010.

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