Record Details

NHER Number:9464
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow, Big Wood


A Bronze Age round barrow that survives as an earthwork. The barrow was formerly within a plantation known as Big Wood that was felled in the 1920s. It is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from 1945.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1833 0492
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

Near to gravel pits, formerly in plantation (Big Wood) revealed by tree felling 1921.
274m (300 yds.) from NHER 9463.
Gravel pits around.
36m (40 paces) diameter, about 1.9m (6'6") high, trees all over, no visible ditch.
(S1) observations 26 January 1923; 18 December 1923; 20 February 1925.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

37m diameter, 2.5m high, covered in trees and bracken in wood.
Trench 1m square cut in centre about 1970.
A.J. Lawson (NAU) 9 December 1975.

Ancient Monuments Form, (S2).

August 1983.
Hole dug in mound ?by children. Immediately to east another mound, very irregular about 15m across, 1m high, but only spoil from excavation?
J. Wymer (NAU).

January 2001. Visit.
Barrow tree covered in wood. No ground cover or disturbance. S.17 Management Agreement in conjunction with NHER 9463 to be drawn up.
H. Paterson (A&E) 2 February 2001.

April 2011. Norfolk NMP.
The round barrow described above is visible faintly as an earthwork on aerial photographs in 1945 (S3-S4), however it becomes harder to see through the tree cover on photographs from 1946 onwards. It is centred on TG 1833 0492 and appears to measure up to 16m in diameter.
E. Bales (NMP), 14 April 2011.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. Tg 10 SE 7.
---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. Hethersett.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXR 1-3.
---Designation: [Various]. Scheduling and/or Listing Correspondence. Correspondence. DNF79.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MSS 129.
<S2>Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF79.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/795 6064-5 12-SEPT-1945 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/770 6137-8 06-SEPT-1945 (NMR).

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