Record Details

NHER Number:9710
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age round barrow


A Bronze Age pottery urn placed upside down over a cremation was found in 1929. This may have been buried in a Bronze Age round barrow but no trace of the round barrow can now be seen. A Roman brooch has also been found here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2127 0425
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

1929. Found in ploughing by crossroads 500m (1/3 mile) east northeast of Keswick Hall.
Overhanging rim cinerary urn inverted over fragmentary cremated human bones.
The pottery vessel was donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1929.49) and is identified in (S6) as an Early Bronze Age Collared Urn.

(S1) has 'excavation' crossed out, but on (S2) is marked 'saw excavation'.

See (S3) which adds 'circle near here seen from air by H.F. Low around 1935 not photographed'. Is this a confusion with NHER 9598 or a separate site?

Barrow marked on map I of (S3) but probably not sited exactly.
R.R.Clarke (NCM).

This also is marked on map in (S4) - from this it appears to be on this site.
E. Rose (NAU), 1980.

No mound in this area except at north end wood, probably from quarrying.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 8 March 1978.

April 1991. Metal detecting finds on find spot of Bronze Age urn found in 1929.
Head stud brooch, red enamel, 2nd century.
See (S5).
W. Milligan (NCM), 10 May 1991.

Now falls within NHER 35095.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • 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 (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1910. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. No 544.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SW 3.
---Publication: Laking. European Arms and Armour.
---Serial: 1834. Arch.. VolXXV. vol.XXV p.618-9. pp 618-619.
---Article in Serial: Woodward, S. 1838. Ancient Swords found near Norwich. Archaeologia. Vol XXVII pp 435-437. pp 435-437.
---Serial: Woodward, S.. 1833. Woodward Correspondance.. p 169.
---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. Keswick [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S4>Serial: Woodward, S.. Woodward Correspondance.. Vol II, p 90-2.
<S5>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S6>Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. No 955.

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