Record Details

NHER Number:12797
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditches


A group of three possible Bronze Age ring ditches can be seen on aerial photographs. These are marked on maps of 1607 and 1699 and may have been used as boundary markers.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 727 905
Map Sheet:TL79SW

Full description

Cropmarks of three ring ditches in group.
E. Rose (NAU) 13 September 1977.

(S1) marks a mound here called Hatchard's Doule (latter may mean 'boundary mark').
A. Lawson (NAU), 1979.

(S2) shows three mounds as Three Howes but appears to place them somewhat further east. However may very well refer to this site, map may not be entirely accurate.
Information from R. Silvester (NAU).
J. Wymer (NAU) and E. Rose (NAU) 25 January 1989.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 7290A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: 1699. Map of Methwold Warren and Severalls, showing warren bounded to the east by the Devil's Ditch and the Cranwich Gate..
<S2>Map: 1607. Map of Methwold, Norfolk, and neighbourhood: Cranwich, Feltwell, Hockwold, Northwold, Weeting, and Wilton..

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