Record Details

NHER Number:6300
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic barrow


Oval barrow of possible Neolithic date, visible as slight earthwork on RAF aerial photographs from 1946. A rare example of a Neolithic burial mound, or long barrow. It is oval in shape, measures 29m by 22m and is 1.6m in height. Long barrows may also have been used for ceremonial purposes.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1089 4049
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

Alleged barrow northeast of Heath Plantation, 60m (200 feet) plus OD. Note pit to east.
Unvisited. R.R. Clarke (NCM).

1976. Visit.
Bowl barrow, 28m in diameter, 1.5m high covered in trees in plantation. Referred to in (S1) as Weybourne Common.
See file for further details.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 26 January 1976.

15 December 1983. Visit. Condition as above.
Covered with bracken and pines, some recently cut. Mound higher to north.
?Oval/Long barrow?
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

1995. Schedule confirms as oval barrow 29 by 22m, 1.6m high.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 October 1995.

May 2003. Norfolk NMP.
Earthwork of oval barrow visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S5). It is located at TG 1089 4049 and measures 29m by 21m. The long axis is aligned northeast to southwest. A slight ditch or hollow is visible to the northeast, this is likely to be the remains of a surrounding ditch. This site is to the east of Warren House, so there is a possibility that this mound is a warren, although it does not have the appearance of one. It is possible that this earthwork is a Neolithic oval barrow or similar such funerary feature, although it may be later in date, i.e. Bronze Age.
S. Massey (NMP), 20 May 2003.

Monument Types

  • LONG BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • OVAL BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • PILLOW MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF159.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 14 SW 33.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Bodham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXV 2-3.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF159.
---Designation: Department Of The Environment. 1882-1984?. Department of the Environment Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF159.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF159.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 423.
<S2>Designation: Coad, V.. 1977. AM7 [Generic Record].
<S3>Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
<S4>Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 2168-9 27-AUG-1946 (NMR).

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