Record Details

NHER Number:7491
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow in Burnt Plantation, 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 1930s. If this feature was not a barrow, the barrow recorded during the 19th century may have been located to the northeast (NHER 7490). Another possibility is that this feature and that at the site to the northeast were both barrows. Unfortunately neither were identified during a visit made in 1975.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 177 231
Map Sheet:TG12SE

Full description

?Tumulus or heap of pine needles? About 15.5m (17 paces) east to west by 11.9m (13 paces) north to south. 0.75m (2 feet 6 inches) high, very irregular.
R.R. Clarke (NCM), 22 June 1933 and 4 October 1935.

It is not at all clear from (S1) whether the barrow marked there is meant to be this one or NHER 7490. There may only have been one barrow.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 23 August 1982.

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

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

November 2007. Field visit.
A hand-held GPS unit was used to locate centre of the mapped area (with a plantation). No mound was seen.
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 9.
---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: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S3>Article in Serial: Harrod, H. 1852. On the Weybourne Pits. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 232-240. p 238.

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