Record Details

NHER Number:2330
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow, Stonepit Hills


A Bronze Age round barrow visible as a large earthwork mound. Prehistoric flint flakes, pot boilers and fragments of Beaker pottery have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7567 2283
Map Sheet:TF72SE

Full description

Grimston Heath.
Barrow? 18.3m (60ft) diameter, about 1.5m (5ft) high from bottom of ditch (no bank).
Small fragment of Beaker pottery found in rabbit burrow on mound, also flake and pot boilers.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Not identified in plantation.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 7 February 1974.

Not identified by Lawson in 1974.
However mound appears about 18m diameter, about 1.50m high from bottom of ditch, well marked to north and east.
Bracked covered, with larch to southwest, conifer and oak to east, and northwest. Some rabbit disturbance.
Site form in file.
H. Paterson (A&E) February 1991.

February 1995. Scheduled as one monument with adjacent barrow NHER 2331.
Scheduled Description:
The monument includes two adjacent bowl barrows, situated at the end of a gravel spur above a steep, south west facing slope overlooking Massingham Road. The site was formerly heathland. The barrows are visible as earthen mounds c.19m apart. The smaller of the two mounds stands to a height of c.1.5m and covers a circular area of c.18m in diameter. The second mound, which lies ESE of the first, measures c.1.7m high and 26m in diameter. The ground immediately to the south of the barrows falls in a steep scarp. On the north, west and east sides, however, the mounds are enclosed by ditches which have become infilled but which will survive as buried features. Around the north and east side of the eastern barrow, the line of the ditch is followed by a later hollow track with a slight bank alongside, which is included in the scheduling. The site of the ditch to the north of the western barrow is marked by a slight hollow in the ground surface. The dating of the barrows to the Early Bronze Age is supported by finds of a fragment of prehistoric pottery and a worked flint on the western mound.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
H. Mellor (HES), 21 June 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. No 542.
---Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. Site visit notes.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 35.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: Ashley, H.. [unknown].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Grimston.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 1995. Schedule Report.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF137.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF137.

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