Record Details

NHER Number:24730
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow and multi-period finds


A Bronze Age round barrow was revealed in 2001 during hedge removal. Fieldwalking on the site has recovered prehistoric flints and medieval pottery.


  • Photograph of a Bronze Age round barrow at Hilborough.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TL 821 988
Map Sheet:TL89NW

Full description

1986 to 1987. Fieldwalking. Field H2.
Flints, post medieval and undated pottery.
See details in file for NHER 24669.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 9 August 1988.

February 2001. Context 2 at TL 8187 9876.
Barrow revealed by hedge removal.
Around 12m east to west (truncated by road) and 25m north to south, and 1m high.
A very obvious feature with the new fence riding up and over it.
First noted by C. Meads.
D. Gurney (NLA), 19 February 2001.

December 2001. Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Hollow Heath. Management Unit A, Site 11:
A mound about 20m diameter and up to 0.8m high is situated 35m southwest of the corner of recent plantation. It is cut by the roadside fence, with the road having a slight westward curve at this point, as if to avoid it. The western flanks are still visible in the verge.
See report (S1) for further details.
B. Cushion (NLA), February 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 May 2015.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2002. STANTA ILMP Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.

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