Record Details

NHER Number:3477
Type of record:Monument
Name:Flitcham Burgh Bronze Age round barrow


A Bronze Age round barrow which was used as the meeting point of the Hundred of Freebridge in the medieval period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 718 282
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

Tumulus on west side of road from Flitcham to Shernbourne.
1 mile from the turn on the road.
Anciently the moothill of Freebridge Hundred.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke.

On (S2) R. R. Clarke marked NHER 3540 as the moothill.

(S3) says the Moothill of Freebridge was a tumulus within a square ditch, later moved to Gaywood Oak, then to Fitton Oak at Wiggenhall St Germans.
(S4) says Flitcham Burgh is Paston Clump, now planted with trees, ditches, little altered.
(S5) 'quadrate area et Iceni conclusa fossa Malloborgum'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Paston's Clump is marked on (S6) as Appleton Cross.
E. Rose (NAU)

1976. Site visit.
No sign of a barrow here.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 16 March 1976.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: 1886. Chronicon Abbatiae Rameseiensis. Roll series XXXIX. Rolls series XXXIX.
---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 276.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. NHER3477.
---Article in Serial: Whyte, N.. 2003. The after-life of barrows; prehistoric monuments in the Norfolk landscape.. Landscape History. Vol 25, pp 5-17. pp 5-16.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Gomme, G. L. 1884. Open-air Hundred Courts in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol IX pp 62-67. p 65.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Flitchham.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S3>Serial: Bryant, T. H. About 1900. Hundred of Freebridge Lynn.
<S4>Article in Serial: Beloe, E. M. 1891. The Great Fen Road. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol VII No 4 (New Series Vol I) pp 112-130. pp 125-126.
<S5>Publication: Spelman. 1727. Icenia. 2nd edit. p.145.
<S6>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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