Record Details

NHER Number:18364
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Bronze Age barrow

Summary

A mound is visible on two estate maps (dating to about 1600 and about 1700). As a Roman road appears to have been diverted around the mound, it has been suggested that the mound was a Bronze Age barrow. Nothing can be seen today.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 029 204
Map Sheet:TG02SW
Parish:BAWDESWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

A mound depicted on (S1) and (S2) as on heathland immediately south of kink in Roman road [NHER 2796] may represent a barrow.
Noted by R. Rickett (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 13 September 1982.

The area is accompanied by the label 'Gravell Hill' on the same 1600 map (S1), but this is probably a description, especially as the 'Blacke Hyll' is drawn as a mound and the former is not.
The mound is not now extant.

The Common is ploughed and has an undulating surface which makes the certain identification of a mound vestige impossible.
A. Lawson (NAU), 28 September 1982.

Another possible barrow has been reported to the west of this location, at NHER 11879, also adjacent to the Roman road [NHER 2796]. The basis of its identification remains uncertain. It is therefore possible that this is the actual location of the barrow/ring ditch.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 25 January 2008.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: About 1600. Estate map of Beck Hall Farm, Billingford.
<S2>Map: 1700-25. Estate map of Beck Hall Farm, Billingford.

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