Record Details

NHER Number:38601
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a broad ring ditch, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3908 2793
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2004. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a broad ring ditch, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow or World War Two anti aircraft defence site, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). The ring ditch has an external diameter of about 16m with a 3m wide ditch. The possibilty of this being a World War Two anti aircraft gun or searchlight site, is raised by the presence of a possible light anti aircraft gun emplacement 300m to the east (NHER 38605). However, if this was the case, it was completely disused and had returned to agriculture by 1943 (S2). A circular pit-like feature of possible natural origin was visible as a cropmark 130m to the east of this site, but was not transcribed during the aerial photograph survey (S2).
(S1-2)
J. Albone (NMP), 8 April 2004

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Undated)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ANTI AIRCRAFT DEFENCE SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 3093-4 09-JUL-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 3828A/TG 3928A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5135-6 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).

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