Record Details

NHER Number:9336
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age barrow and burial urn


This is one of two possible sites where a probably Bronze Age barrow was excavated in 1799 and a burial urn containing cremated human bone and fragments of pottery were found inside. The urn was originally described as Roman but is probably Bronze Age. Reports suggest some possible Early Saxon iron spearheads, Early Saxon pottery and Early Saxon knives were excavated from a pit nearby.


  • Bronze Age burial urn excavated in Colney in 1799  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 1779 0778
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

Possible site of barrow with cinerary urn etc, well etc found in digging gravel pit.
Alternative to NHER 9335.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 29 June 1982.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 275.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 419.
---Documentary Source: Various. Additional drawings, engravings, etc. collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk"; 1846-1857. Add MS 23053-23062. Vol II; f.82 (Add MS 23054).
---Article in Serial: Brongniart, A.. 1844. [unknown]. Traite des Arts Ceramiques. Vol I, p 449, pl 57, fig 14.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NE 13; TG 10 NE 51.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. No 937.
---Article in Serial: Stevens, F. 1936. Twisted Cord Decoration on Bronze Age Pottery. Man. Vol XXXVI May pp 79-81.
---Serial: 1851. Proc. Archaeol. Inst. Proc. Archaeol. Inst.. vol for 1847 vol.XXI.
---Serial: Woodward, S.. 1827. Woodward Correspondance.. p 91.
---Monograph: Woodward, S. 1847. History and Antiquities of Norwich Castle. Map 1.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Colney [2].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Colney.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Publication: Abercromby, J. 1912. A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its Associated Grave-Goods. Vol 2. Pl LXVII; Fig 70.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Colney.
<S1>Article in Serial: Gibson, W. 1803. Account of a Burial Urn, discovered at Colney, in Norfolk, in a letter from the Rev. William Gibson to the Rev. John Brand, Secretary. Archaeologia. Vol XIV pp 1-6.

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