Record Details

NHER Number:3480
Type of record:Monument
Name:Soilmark of ring ditch and World War Two anti aircraft battery


A ring ditch, probably dating to the Bronze Age, is visible as a soilmark on aerial photographs. During World War Two an anti aircraft battery was constructed on the site. Fragments of medieval pottery were found in 1993.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7159 2719
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

(S1) revealed ring ditch as soilmark in arable field, possible barrow.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Soilmark in field south of Den Beck noted on (S2).
Rectangular system of white marks with, to north, broad circular marks with vague dark concentric line, inner ditch with exterior bank? or inner build up of soil beside chalk bank?
Information from source [1].
No sign in ploughed fields.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 16 March 1976.

(S2) seen at estate office April 1984 and confirmed above description correct.
Photo was taken by the Royal Air Force in 1941 for siting of mobile anti-aircraft batteries.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 April 1984.

November 1993.
Medieval pottery reported.
Not seen.
D. Gurney (NLA) 8 November 1993.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Aerial Photograph: Unit TF7127A-B.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 3.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Flitchham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Flitcham with Appleton.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: St. Joseph, J, K, S, XU 62.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: 1941. RAF AP 1941.

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