Record Details

NHER Number:44529
Type of record:Landscape
Name:Pensthorpe Bronze Age barrow group

Summary

A Bronze Age barrow group. In 1976 at least eight barrows survived as low mounds, but it seems probable that all have since been ploughed flat. Two further barrows recorded in the mid 20th century have also been flattened. It is likely that two features only observed as ring ditches on aerial photographs are also the remains of barrows. The only feature to survive is a low mound that may be a barrow, although it could be a natural feature. A possible prehistoric trackway (NHER 2134) passes through the centre of the barrow group.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 95468 29692
Map Sheet:TF92NE
Parish:KETTLESTONE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pensthorpe Bronze Age barrow group.
Located to north and south of A1067 Norwich to Fakenham Road.
It includes:
Eight barrows that survived as low mounds in 1976, but that are probably now only visible on aerial photographs, having been ploughed flat. See NHER 1050, 5781, 5784 and 5785.
Two further barrows that were recorded in the mid 20th century but that are now only visible on aerial photographs, also having been flattened. See NHER 2172 and 5786.
Two ring ditches that are only recorded from cropmarks on aerial photographs and that could be the remains of barrows (one of those recorded as NHER 5784 and NHER 5783).
A low mound that may be a barrow (NHER 7153), although it could be a natural feature.
A possible prehistoric trackway (NHER 32232) passes through the centre of the barrow group.
D. Robertson (NLA), 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.

Related records

2172Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
1050Related to: Bronze Age round barrows (Monument)
5785Related to: Probable Bronze Age barrow (Monument)
5786Related to: Probable Bronze Age barrow (Monument)
5783Related to: Probable Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)
5784Related to: Three probable Bronze Age round barrows (Monument)
5781Related to: Two Bronze Age barrows and two linear features (Monument)
7153Related to: Undated mound, possibly a Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)

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