Record Details

NHER Number:27345
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Neolithic or Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The oval form of the barrow suggests it could date back to the Neolithic. It forms part of a dispersed barrow cemetery (NHER 27342).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4863 1643
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:HEMSBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A ring ditch is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S1) to (S3), centred at TG 4863 1643. It is most likely to be the site of a Bronze Age round barrow, part of barrow cemetery NHER 27342, although its rather oval shape in plan indicates that it could be a Neolithic oval barrow. It measures approximately 26m long by 21.5m wide, and is defined by a relatively substantial ditch. Gaps in the circuit of the ditch reflect its bisection by a modern field boundary, rather than genuine causeways. Traces of an internal pit are visible, perhaps marking the site of an associated burial.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 6 May 2005.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • BURIAL? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • OVAL BARROW (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PIT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 3043-4 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4915A, TG 4815A).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1973. CUCAP (BOB73) 05-JUL-1973.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1979. NHER TG 4816A-C (NLA 72/AMR12-4) 17-JUL-1979.

Related records

27342Part of: Probable Bronze Age round barrow cemetery (Monument)

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