Record Details

NHER Number:27573
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, possibly of Bronze Age date, is visible on aerial photographs and was previously recorded as part of NHER 11655. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 40m diameter and a narrow ditch. It is complete and lies at the head of a small southwest facing valley. It is probable that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and may relate to an round barrow. A second ring ditch cropmark, possible also of Bronze Age date, is present 250m to the east (NHER 27572).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 50480 12963
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:WEST CAISTER, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, possibly of Bronze Age date, is visible on aerial photographs (S1) to (S3). This cropmark is centred on TG 5048 1296 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 11655. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 40m diameter and a narrow ditch. It is complete and lies at the head of a small southwest facing valley at 10m OD. It is probable that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and may relate to an round barrow. A second ring ditch cropmark, possible also of Bronze Age date, is present 250m to the east (NHER 27572).
J. Albone (NMP), 25 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>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BYB82) 24-JUN-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 5012G (NLA 31/AFT7) 08-JUL-1976.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Ritchie, K.. 1986. NHER TG 5012W-X (RITCHIE A-B) 21-AUG-1986.

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