Record Details

NHER Number:7490
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Marsham Heath


During the 19th century a Bronze Age round barrow was recorded on Marsham Heath. It may have been at this site, where a barrow-like feature was identified in the mid 20th century. If this feature was not a barrow, the barrow recorded during the 19th century may have been located to the southwest (NHER 7491). Another possibility is that this feature and that at the site to the southwest were both barrows. Unfortunately neither was identified during a visit made in 1975.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 178 233
Map Sheet:TG12SE

Full description

One in wood? Probably not in view of contiguous gravel workings (therefore not a barrow).
Marked on (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

(S1) is not at all clear on this area, whether one or two barrows are meant and their exact positions, but it is certainly in the region of TG 178 233, and not TG 176 234 where R.R. Clarke (NCM) had marked it - so it is not really close to the gravel workings.
E. Rose (NLA), 23 August 1982.

1975. Visit.
No trace in plantation.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 6 February 1975.

'Very fine tumuli on Marsham Heath'.
E. Rose (NAU).

November 2007. Field visit, following clear felling of part of the mapped area.
No mound visible.
D. Robertson (HES), 15 August 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 12 SE 8.
---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. Marsham.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Article in Serial: Harrod, H. 1852. On the Weybourne Pits. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 232-240. p 238.

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