Record Details

NHER Number:3624
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow


A Bronze Age bowl barrow is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and on the ground. Prehistoric flint flakes have been found on the site. The barrow is close to a number of other barrows in the area, see NHER 3625 and NHER 3626.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8338 2577
Map Sheet:TF82NW

Full description

On West Rudham Common, south of old gravel pit.
Ditch and slight bank 22m in diameter, 1.3m high.
68.5m along bottom of ditch.
Flint flakes on it.

June 1936.
Found by A. Q. Watson and J. E. Sainty.
Condition then good.

Seen R. R. Clarke (NCM) 14 July 1936.

Ploughed up 1941.

Sited below crest of hill on heath.
Mound 35m diameter, 1.5m high, ditch 5m wide, 1m deep, except northwest.
Slight outer bank, on north 3m wide,
30cm high, on south 4m wide, 50cm high.
Track crosses bank on south.
Covered with bracken and elders.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 14 January 1974.

'Barrows near Rudham' mentioned in (S1).

November 1983.
No change; good condition; grass and bracken.
J. Wymer (NAU)

Covered in bracken, difficult to assess dimensions, no animal disturbance.
Site form in file.
H. Paterson (A&E) February 1991.

Now scheduled as one monument with adjacent NHER 3625.
Information from (S2).

12 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Earthwork clearly visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 22 February 2001.

3 November 2003. Visit.
In excellent condition, following removal of scrub and bracken, under a Stewardship Scheme.
Profile now revealed.
Letter sent to owner at his request to suggest fencing to preclude public access from Right to Roam legislation.
H. Paterson (A&E), 17 November 2003.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 417.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF132.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8325F - H.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. [unknown].
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 NW 5 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.
---Publication: Walters, V.. 1975. AM7.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Rudham (West).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: CXX 4.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF132.
<S1>Monograph: Evans, J. & Britton, J.. 1818. Beauties of England and Wales.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF132.

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