Record Details

NHER Number:7773
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Neolithic or Bronze Age oval barrow on Horsford Heath


This oval barrow is around 1m high and about 30m in diameter. There is bracken and a birch tree on the mound. It is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1895 1778
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

Oval mound around 1.2m (4 feet) high, 27m (30 yards) x 21m (23 yards) north to south. Heather covered and bracken with birch tree, former rabbit burrows, shown on (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM), 19 December 1936.

1.5m high with large birch tree, in dense plantation.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 7 January 1976.

October 1983.
Oval barrow. In small unplanted clearing. Bracken and birch on mound. Major axis more like about 30m and height only 1m. No ditch.
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 (S3)-(S9), centred on TG 1895 1778, within Horsford dispersed barrow cemetery (NHER 52449).
The barrow measures 35m by 21m
The barrow is aligned northeast-southwest, and appears to respect the 35m contour line, measuring 35m by 21m.
E. Bales (NMP), November 2009.

Monument Types

  • OVAL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 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.
---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.
---Photograph: CXV 33.
<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Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 2002.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: RAF. 1963. RAF 58/5762 (F21) 042-3 06-JUN-1963 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69251 119-20 13-JUN-1969 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL 71020 061-2 11-APR-1971 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL 71020 080-81 11-APR-1971 (NMR).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1990. OS/90224 203-4 31-JUL-1990 (NMR).
<S8>Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1997. CUCAP ZNA 076-7 15-May-1997 (CUCAP).
<S9>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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