Record Details

NHER Number:15764
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch and multi-period finds

Summary

Cropmarks of a possible Bronze Age ring ditch can be seen on aerial photographs. A second ring on the photographs may be formed by mushrooms. Metal detecting and fieldwalking recovered a prehistoric worked flints, a Roman brooch, a Roman weight, and part of a Roman handle. The flints included Neolithic cores and flakes that may indicate this was a flint working site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 14 09
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:MARLINGFORD, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The cropmarks of one or more ring ditches described below are now recorded as NHER 53552.

19 July 1977 and 12 July 1978. Cropmarks (S1).
Cropmarks of two ring ditches, one definite, and frequently seen, the second and larger mark (best seen on (S2)) is less well defined. The field is of rough pasture and prone to develop fungus rings, which may be the cause of this latter phenomena.
See (S1).
D. Edwards (NAU), 16 January 1980.

Only the smaller ring ditch is numbered.
The larger one is largely fortuitous.
A. Lawson (NAU), and E. Rose (NAU).

D. Edward (NAU)'s grid reference corrected by E. Rose (NAU) from overlay.

June 1982. Fieldwalking and metal detecting in pasture.
Finder's site 167a.
Roman bronze brooch, lead weight? and bronze handle? (from small bucket?).
Prehistoric flints.
See (S4).
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 June 1982.

June 1990. Fieldwalking. Finder's find area 167a.
One flint core, seven flint flakes. ?Neolithic industrial waste.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), 11 September 1990.
W. Milligan (NCM), 4 July 1990.

January 2009. Metal detecting. SITE EXTENDED.
Medieval buckle plate (S5).
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 September 2009.

April 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of one or more ring ditches described above are now recorded as NHER 53552.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 30 April 2010.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: TG 1409B,C TG 1409A.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 1409B (NLA 45/AJB17) 19-JUL-1977.
<S3>*Overlay: NAU. Aerial photograph overlays.
<S4>Illustration: Hirst, N.. 1982. Drawing of a Roman bronze brooch.. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2011. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy buckle plate.. Film. 2:1.

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