Record Details

NHER Number:7772
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow on Horsford Heath


This Bronze Age round barrow stands 1.5m high and measures 41m by 25m. It is surrounded by a birch plantation. It is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1858 1779
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

Oval mound around 1.8m (6 feet) high, 40m (44 yards) northwest to southeast and 25m (27 yards). No visible ditch. Heather and gorse covered. Shown on (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM), 19 December 1936.

Trees on it.
R.R. Clarke (NCM), 1959.

41m x 25m, 1.5m high surrounded by birches in plantation.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 7 January 1976.

October 1983.
In clearing, apparently no change but overgrown.
J.Wymer (NAU).

Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan March 2002 to March 2007.
See (S2).
D. Gurney (NLA), 24 April 2002.

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
An oval barrow is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs (S1)-(S7), centred on TG 1858 1779, within Horsford dispersed barrow cemetery (NHER 52449).
The barrow measures 42m by 25m.
The barrow is aligned northwest-southeast, and appears to respect the 35m contour line.
E. Bales (NMP), November 2009.

Monument Types

  • OVAL BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF238.
---Photograph: CXV 34.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 11 NE 2 [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. Horsford.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 2002. English Heritage Management Agreement.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69251 119-20 13-JUN-1969 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL 71020 080-81 11-APR-1971 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1990. OS/90224 203-4 31-JUL-1990 (NMR).
<S6>Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1997. CUCAP ZNA 076-7 15-May-1997 (CUCAP).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra Ltd and Bluesky. 2006. Infoterra Ltd and Bluesky 02-JUL-2006 (Google Earth TG 1886 1800).

Related records

52449Part of: Horsford Barrow cemetery (Landscape)

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