Record Details

NHER Number:27716
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. It is located within an extensive cropmark complex of possible Iron Age to Roman or medieval date (NHER 21840). It lies on the north side of a possible trackway and is respected by the adjacent field or enclosure boundaries. This relationship may indicate that the barrow was still visible as an earthwork when the surrounding enclosures were laid out. It lies at approximately 3m OD on the shallow north-facing slope of a stream valley.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45465 12109
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:MAUTBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). This cropmark is located at TG 4547 1211 and was previously recorded within NHER 21840. A single circular ring ditch is visible as a cropmark. It is defined by a narrow ditch and has an external diameter of 29m. There are no breaks or entrances visible in the ring ditch. It is possible that it relates to a round barrow of Bronze Age date. It is located within an extensive cropmark complex of possible Iron Age to Roman or medieval date (NHER 21840). It lies on the north side of a possible trackway and is respected by the adjacent field or enclosure boundaries. This relationship may indicate that the barrow was still visible as an earthwork when the surrounding enclosures were laid out. It lies at approximately 3m OD on the shallow north-facing slope of a stream valley. An oval enclosure of unknown date is located 75m to its northeast.
J. Albone (NMP), 10 October 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. NHER TG 4512B-C (CUCAP BYY88-9) 03-JUL-1976.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1971. OS/71044 278-9 11-APR-1971.

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