Record Details

NHER Number:6248
Type of record:Monument
Name:Round barrow on Kelling Heath


A Bronze Age round barrow earthwork on Kelling Heath is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1031 4176
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

'Sainty has found barrow on Kelling Heath west of Mesolithic site north of railway'
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

17m diameter, 1m high, gorse covered on heath.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 17 June 1976.

Very hard to see in gorse. Some sort of small mound but only 0.80m high.
J. Wymer (NAU).

1990. Surveyed.
See notes in file.
J. Wymer (NAU).

October 1995. Schedule amended.
Schedule description:
The monument includes a bowl barrow located on heathland on the high ground of the Cromer ridge, close to the steep northern edge which fronts the coast. The barrow is visible as an earthen mound standing to a height of c.1m and covering a sub-circular area with a diameter of c.14m. The mound is thought to be encircled by a ditch from which earth was dug and used in the construction of the barrow. This will survive as a buried feature, although it has become completely infilled and can no longer be traced on the ground surface. The estimated overall diameter of the barrow, including a ditch, is c.20m.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 16 July 1990.

May 2003. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of a Bronze Age round barrow are visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S3). The barrow is located at TG 1031 4176 and is sub-circular in shape, measuring 14m by 12.5m. A second potential barrow was possibly identified to the northwest (NHER 27984).
S. Massey (NMP), 21 May 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 14 SW 14 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---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. Kelling.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: CXV 4.
---Designation: Department Of The Environment. 1882-1984?. Department of the Environment Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF157.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF157.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF157.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4169-70 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 0940B, TG 1040A).

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