Record Details

NHER Number:17478
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age ring ditch


The cropmark of a ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0795 4164
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

31 July 1977. NAU air photography.
One ring ditch.
D. Edwards (NAU), 18 March 1981.

Grid reference corrected from overlay 3 November 1983.
E. Rose (NAU).

25 June 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks of ring ditch still visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 28 August 2001.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmark of ring ditch is visible on NLA oblique aerial photographs from 1977 (S1) and 1996 (S2). It is centred on TG 0795 4163 and measured between 30-35m in diameter; it is slightly oval in shape. The ditch varies in width from 1-3m and is not visible for the entire circumference. This may be part of the original design, however, there is some geological masking of the feature. This ring ditch is likely to relate to a Bronze Age barrow site and is likely to be a ploughed out element of the dispersed cemetery on Salthouse heath (eg. NHER 38629).
S. Massey (NMP), 19 December 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0741B-D.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0841C - E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1977. SMR TG 0741B (NLA 53/AKN/16) 31-JUL-1977.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1996. SMR TG 0841E (NLA 363/HKS/5) 25-JUN-1996.

Related records - none

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