Record Details

NHER Number:29471
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age ring ditch/round barrow


A range of aerial photographs taken in 1975, 1989 and 1991 identified a cropmarked ring ditch here. A site visit in 1998 confirmed the feature as a flat topped mound with a circular ditch. The proximity of a Bronze Age spearhead find may indicate a Bronze Age date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7469 9886
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

22 June 1975. OS aerial photography.
Positive cropmarks.
Ring ditch. One of a pair with NHER 35573.
D. Voisey (NAU) 1 March 1995.

29 June 1989, 25 July 1991. NLA aerial photography.
Ring ditch.
M. Flitcroft (NLA).

Note proximity to Bronze Age spearhead site NHER 4795.

1946. RAF aerial photograph shows barrow as an earthwork with ditch, a stream forming a tangent to northern edge.

1998. visit confirmed feature as about 25m diameter circular, flat topped mound of about 0.2m height. Roughly 4m wide ditch 0.1/0.2 deep of darker soil.
NLA air photograph shows distinct causewayed entrance on south flank, still seen on ground.
One sherd pottery on eastern flank.
Identified by A.Rogerson (NLA) and S.Percival (NAU) as probably Bronze Age.
B. Cushion (NLA) 15 June 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7498 A-B,C-F; TL 79/TL 7498/A; TL 7498 A-F.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-178.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-179.

Related records - none

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