Record Details

NHER Number:28673
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow/ garden mound


A Bronze Age round barrow preserved in an ancient wood, on a slope overlooking a valley. Alternatively interpreted as a raised mount for a Fountain relating to My Lady's Cottage (NHER 13487).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1644 2936
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

Mound; round barrow?
In Great Wood on ridge opposite My Lady's Cottage; mound about 13.7m diam., 0.5m high; traces of ditch. Three trees of considerable age on it. Hole or depression nearby.
See [1], Blickling Estate forester, May 1991.

Early December 1991. Visited by P. Wade-Martins (NAU)
Appears very probably to be a round barrow, and not spoil from the hole. The situation within Great Wood which was there before the 16th century rule out any kind of prospect mound, unless it had some connection with the cottage.
A prehistoric origin seems most likely.
Full details in file.
E. Rose, (NLA) 5 December 1991

September 2008
Possible that a mound was raised to provide a platform for a fountain near the Lady's cottage. The fountain was moved to Blickling Hall in 1842.
See (S1) for more information
H. White (NLA), 3 February 2009

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2008. Blickling Estate, An Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1399.

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13487Related to: My Lady's Cottage (Monument)

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