Record Details

NHER Number:27548
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. It forms part of a larger group of ring ditches located around a headland between the lower Bure valley to the south and the smaller Pickerill Holme valley to the west.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 50818 11368
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:WEST CAISTER, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a large ring ditch, possibly relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1) This ring ditch is located at TG 5082 1137 on the edge of the high ground overlooking the lower Bure valley. It is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 30m. This ring ditch is probably of Bronze Age date and may surround a round barrow. Another possible ring ditch, with a smaller diameter is located 110m to the northeast (NHER 27547) and a third, also with 30m diameter, lies 640m to the northeast (NHER 27395). These form part of a larger group of eight ring ditches located around a headland between the lower Bure valley to the south and the smaller Pickerill Holme valley to the west (see NHER 27547, 27377, 12187, 27380, 27381, 27395). The ring ditches in this group are positioned around the sides rather than on top of the headland and lie at a height of between 10m and 15m OD.
J. Albone (NMP), 5 August 2005

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/21 4001-2 04-JUL-1944 (NMR).

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