Record Details

NHER Number:39066
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of oval enclosure or possible long barrow

Summary

A cropmark of an undated oval enclosure, possibly a small Neolithic long barrow, is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45528 12149
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:MAUTBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of an undated oval enclosure, possibly a small Neolithic long barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). This cropmark is located at TG 4552 1215 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 21840. An oval ditch enclosure cropmark is present on a roughly west to east axis. It is bounded by a narrow ditch and measures up to 30m by 17m externally. A possible 5m wide gap is present in the ditch on the southeast side of the enclosure, which may represent an entrance. It is possible that this cropmark relates to a small long barrow of Neolithic date. Other possible long barrows of comparable size have been recorded in Witton parish (NHER 16652, 39033). However, this cropmark may just be an enclosure of Neolithic or other unknown date. It lies 75m to the northeast of a ring ditch of a possible Bronze Age round barrow (NHER 27716) and within an Iron Age to Roman or medieval field system (NHER 21840). However, its date and relationship to these other cropmarks is uncertain.
J. Albone (NMP), 10 October 2005

Monument Types

  • OVAL ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LONG BARROW? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • OVAL ENCLOSURE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 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.

Related records - none

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