Record Details

NHER Number:3171
Type of record:Monument
Name:Geological feature at Candlestick Hill


Candlestick Hill is a natural gravel hill that has been interpreted in the past as a Bronze Age barrow.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 048 389
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

Alleged as barrow in (S1) and (S2) and on 1st edition 1 inch Ordnance Survey map 1838 (S3).
[1] believes it is clearly a natural glacial hill of gravel
[2] suggests a kame.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Too large for a barrow. Fern covered.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 23 January 1976.

(S4) suggests name is derived from Kendle's Dyke.
See [3].
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 27 August 1982.

July 2002.
Completely masked by bracken with isolated scrubby trees, surrounded by arable. Neighbouring land owner at Bayfield Hall agrees with NHER that this is a glacial feature, of which there are others in the area.
H. Paterson (A&E), 16 July 2002.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NW 3.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Letheringsett.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S2>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MS 129.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S4>Correspondence: 1919. Correspondence regarding Kendle's Dyke. 24 September 1919.

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