Record Details

NHER Number:6113
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bronze Age round barrow


This is the site of a Bronze Age round barrow. In the 1970s and 1980s it could not be seen, possibly because it has been flattened by ploughing.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9912 8204
Map Sheet:TL98SE

Full description

Round barrow on Garboldisham Heath.

Perhaps Soldier's Hill, but more probably that is NHER 6112.
In more or less figure of eight shaped plantation. Very much flattened and hardly visible when covered by thick high bracken. Pine trees on mound; some have been cut down and stumps are in bracken. (?World War One period work)
One or two flakes seen on mound.
Plantation is on a slight eminence but 6in map (S1) does not show it. No ditch, or hollow in top, observed, but condition of tumulus is so bad that they would hardly show even if originally present.
Circular, height 1.2m (4ft) barely, diameter 40 paces (say 36m (120ft) but much spread).
H. D. Hewitt.

No sign in ploughed field, with young cereal on eminence.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 1975.

September 1983.
Under grass, nothing visible.
J. Wymer (NAU), September 1983.

Bryant's map of 1826 (S2) has 'The Castle' written in this area.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 December 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

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 419.
---Publication: Clarke, W. G. 1925. In Breckland Wilds. First Edition. p 186.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF509.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Unpublished Report: Ministry of Works. Scheduling Report [generic record].
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 98 SE 8 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1936. The smaller tumulus at Garboldisham (No. 2, Middle).
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Garboldisham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: [Various]. Scheduling and/or Listing Correspondence. Correspondence. DNF509.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.

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43931Related to: Garboldisham Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Landscape)

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