Record Details

NHER Number:4055
Type of record:Monument
Name:Group of four Bronze Age barrows on Sparrow Hill


A group of four Bronze Age barrows survives at Sparrow Hill. One of the barrows was excavated before 1909, but which is uncertain.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9073 9715
Map Sheet:TL99NW

Full description

Group of four barrows (contexts 1 to 4). One or more apparently excavated.

Finds recovered from near one of the barrows. See NHER 58724 for further details.

30 April 1982.
All lightly wooded but good condition though easternmost (context 1) has had gully made across it and 'shelf' halfway down by local riding club who were using it as a jump. [1] has now stopped this and covered mound in loose branches to keep animal off.
E. Rose (NAU).

Details and schedule (S1) in file.

Context 1 no change, depression in centre, tree 150 years old on it.
Contexts 2 to 4 no change.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Two barrows support a thick cover of young birch trees. These will be felled leaving roots in situ.
H. Paterson (NLA), 22 April 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • URN? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
---Publication: Clarke, W. G. 1925. In Breckland Wilds. First Edition. p 186.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 99 NW 4 [4]; TL 99 NW 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF477.

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