Record Details

NHER Number:3530
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a Bronze Age barrow


This Bronze Age barrow was recorded in 1935. The mound stood around 60cm above the ground around it and traces of a ditch could be seen to the southwest of the mound. The barrow has been ploughed throughout the 20th century. By 1973 the mound was only 50cm high. It could not be found in 1983. The barrow was part of a cluster of Bronze Age barrows on Harpley Common.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7688 2783
Map Sheet:TF72NE

Full description

Barrow. About 91m (100 yards) southeast of NHER 3529. Small bowl or low platform tumulus, about 60cm (2 feet) high and 22m (24 yards) diameter. Possibly excavated at some past date. Covered turf.
A.Q. Watson 12 October 1935 and R.R. Clarke (NAM), 14 June 1936.

Chalk brought up in ploughing 1937 to 1938; probably artificial.
A.Q. Watson.

26m diameter, 50cm high. Hint of ditch 7m wide on southwest. Ploughed.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), November 1973.

August 1983 and September 1987.
On both visits no trace of mound found.
J.J. Wymer (NAU).

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 NE 14 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Harpley.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.

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