Record Details

NHER Number:3498
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthwork mound of unknown date


An earthwork mound of unknown date, probably a spoil heap from an extraction pit, which has also been interpreted as a garden feature and an icehouse.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7032 2738
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

Artificial mound behind lodge of Appleton House.
Icehouse or landscape gardening?

C. H. Lewton-Braine in (S1) states that he was told that it was the 'grave of a Roman general' but that Dr C. E. Hubbard had said it was really a spoil heap from a carrstone pit.

Visited by E. Rose (NAU) with [1], 5 April 1984.
Grassed abruptly conical mound about 1.75m high, 10m width very approximately, part in wood part in lodge garden. Does not look at all like a barrow and no evidence of an icehouse; but no trace of any pit in area, nor is there any landscape garden reason in this position. Origin remains a mystery.
E. Rose (NAU) April 1984

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ICEHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Flitcham with Appleton.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1978. Mounds, barrows (letter to the editor). 6 May.

Related records - none

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