Record Details

NHER Number:3540
Type of record:Monument
Name:Anmer Minque Bronze Age barrow


A Bronze Age platform or bowl barrow, which has survived as an earthwork visible on the ground and on aerial photographs. Prehistoric flint flakes have been found on the site, and Bronze Age pottery fragments were found during an excavation in 1948.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7553 2877
Map Sheet:TF72NE

Full description

Platform barrow about 1.2m high, 29.2m diameter.
Turf covered, undug except by rabbits.

14 June 1936
Flakes picked up by A. Q. Watson.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Bronze Age sherds from burrows by P. L. K. Schwabe.
(S1) calls this Anmer.

January 1948.
Excavation of centre by I. J. Thatcher.
Section drawn but destroyed.
Fragments of Bronze Age pottery found.

On (S2) R. R. Clarke (NCM) notes as 'moothill of Freebridge Hundred', but (S3) and (S4) say site NHER 3477 is the moothill.
(S5) states that 'There are many Roman remains from tumuli on Anmer Heath'.

Mound 29m diameter, 1.4m high covered in elders on ploughed field.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 1975.

Excellent condition; marked by steel stakes, berm of one tractor width left uncultivated.
Dimensions as last entry.
D. A. Edwards (NAU) 18 May 1983.

October 1995.
Scheduling description gives the measurements 33m wide 1m high.
Information from (S6).
E. Rose (NLA) 20 November 1995.

Damage by ploughing in 1998 reported by [1].
Confirmed by H. Paterson (A&E).
Landowner has apologised.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 September 1998.

29 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Earthwork visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 2 May 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Report: Wymer, J. 1988. A Further Report on the Condition of Barrows in the County and the Question of their Preservation.
---Aerial Photograph: TF7528 R-T,AB-AH,AN-AP,AV-AZ; TF7627 G; TF7629 A,B.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF168.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF7528/ABD - ABJ.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Flitchham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXS 4.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF169.
---Unpublished Document: Edwrds, D.. 1983. Condition report on barrows at Harpley and Anmer Minque.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 418.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S3>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S5>Monograph: Bryant, J.. 1900. Norfolk Churches..
<S6>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF169.

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