Record Details

NHER Number:4573
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A possible Bronze Age round barrow was identified here, and prehistoric burnt and worked flints have been found. Later interpretations suggests the mound may be a natural feature.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 78 01
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Possible tumulus.
Situated on east side of road from Russells Plantation in direction of Foulden, about 137m (150 yards) from road. Diameter 45m (50 yards), height 2.5 to 3m (8 to10 feet). This is a beautiful rounded mound, but I am not certain of it as there is very little working by rabbits, although flakes are fairly numerous, also potboilers. There is a pit with water, close to road, in direct line with tumulus.
A. Q. Watson.

Upcast? 1.5m (5 feet).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

5 May 1957. Visit.
Quite possible.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

March 1976. Visit.
46m diameter, 1.08m high. Doubtful as barrow due to proximity of pits and second mound 40m diameter, 4m high, which is certainly upcast.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 5 March 1976.

November 1983. Visit.
Very doubtful as barrow, probably aeolian.
J. Wymer (NAU), November 1983

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SE 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Gooderstone.
---Photograph: CXW 3.

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