Record Details

NHER Number:9291
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow


A Bronze Age round barrow still stands as an earthwork on this site. Ploughing in 1941 recovered forty fragments of Bronze Age cinerary urn. A flint scraper may also come from this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1506 0980
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

Tumulus found on The Hangings 275m (300 yds) north of gravel pit.
Diameter about 22 paces, 1m (3 ft) high, slight ditch. Covered with bracken.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

25 July 1936.
Diameter 44m (145 ft) height 1m (4.5ft).
H. de Caux 1942.

Late Bronze Age pottery (forty sherds) ploughed out - probably native type of cinerary urn.
The scraper is not mentioned as associated in (S1).
Chipped flint scraper 'associated'.
See (S1) in c photo (NCM card).
The sherds were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1942.2) and are illustrated in (S2), where they are described as being from a Biconical Urn.

Mound 15m diameter, 1m high covered in bracken on heath.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), November 1976.

15 February 1985.
Condition as above. Under grass with one gorse bush on mound. On waste land, fenced off from golf course. No trace of
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

24 April 1990.
Mound clearly visible. Largely clear of vegetation on heath, but a few small gorse bushes on top. No obvious changes since November 1976. A few rabbit burrows penetrate the mound, mainly to the south-west.
D. Gurney (NAU), 26 April 1990.

Tumulus remains on rough ground on edge of golf course, covered in bracken and grass, with four gorse bushes. Two small birch trees and one conifer have been planted on summit, and a path laid along east edge. This has flattened the profile slightly. No evident rabbit infestation.
H. Paterson (A & E) 11 July 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NE 2.
---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. Bawburgh [2].
<S1>Article in Serial: De Caux, H. 1942. A Prehistoric Site in the Yare Valley. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt I pp 71-75.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. J. 1980. The evidence for Later Bronze Age settlement and burial in Norfolk. Settlement and Society in the British Late Bronze Age. Barrett, J. and Bradley, R. BAR British Series 83 pp 271-293. No 2 Fig 3A.

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