Record Details

NHER Number:12069
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow at Whinhill Plantation

Summary

A possible Bronze Age round barrow that may have had a medieval windmill built on it. In 1978 it was about 2m tall.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8776 1955
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1976.
'Tumulus' reported on southern boundary of Whinhill Plantation, on boundary with Tittleshall parish.
Information from [1], via NCM.

April 1978. Visit.
At extreme end of plantation with trees on it (but not of great age).
This indeed appears to be a barrow; about 23m by 13m, much spread, about 2m high from road.
To north is small pit, but unlikely to be upcast - pit is too small and too far away.
According to [2], informant [3] says this is a mill mound. However, the mill could easily have been put on a barrow.
[4] says there is a strong possibility, but not a certainty, that this is the Mylhill Furlong mentioned in 1613.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 March 1982.

Much overgrown with scrub and brambles; difficult to assess; very irregular could be upcast from nearby pit.
J. Wymer (NAU), 11 January 1988.

Scrub and bramble cover dense. Severe animal disturbance.
Occasionally used as pheasant cover in shooting season.
H. Paterson (NLA), 16 April 1993.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • SHINE
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: EMD 2.

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