Record Details

NHER Number:7762
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow, discovered in 1936. Prehistoric flint flakes were found on the site in 1938. A sub-circular earthwork mound, with a maximum diameter of approximately 19m, is visible as on aerial photographs through the trees of a young plantation.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1517 1760
Map Sheet:TG11NE
Parish:FELTHORPE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

19 December 1936. Visit by R. R. Clarke (NCM)
Tumulus found on the north side Sandy Lane, southwest of Swannington Bottom Plantation.
91cm high, about 16m diameter.
No visible ditch.
Bracken and turf covered.
Unexcavated.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

11 January 1938.
Flint flakes found.
A. Q. Watson (NCM) 11 January 1938.

15m diameter, 1m high, covered in pines in planation (planted 1938 to 1939).
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 1975.

March 1987.
As Barrow Survey; good condition.
J. Wymer (NAU) March 1987.

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
A sub-circular earthwork mound, with a maximum diameter of approximately 19m, is visible as on aerial photographs (S1)-(S2) through the trees of a young plantation. This feature is located approximately 36m to the east of the originally recorded position of the round barrow mentioned above, and the central grid reference has therefore been changed from TG 1513 1762 to TG 1517 1760, but it now coincides with the scheduled area DNF237.
E. Bales (NMP), November 2009.

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
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF237.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHERs 7762-7763.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Felthorpe.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92337 229-30 11-JUN-1992 (NLA).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1995. OS/95564 135-6 19-JUN-1995 (NMR).

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