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Two bowl barrows north-west of Waterend Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Stanford, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5309 / 52°31'51"N

Longitude: 0.7224 / 0°43'20"E

OS Eastings: 584756.446625

OS Northings: 296041.708077

OS Grid: TL847960

Mapcode National: GBR Q9J.9FT

Mapcode Global: VHKBS.GNR5

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows north-west of Waterend Farm

Scheduled Date: 26 June 1924

Last Amended: 8 April 2016

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004033

English Heritage Legacy ID: NF 35

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Stanford

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Bodney St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

Summary

Two bowl barrows located approximately 1.3km and 1.4km north-west of Waterend Farm, centred at TL8474196030, most likely of Bronze Age date.

Source: Historic England

Details

Two bowl barrows located approximately 1.3km and 1.4km north-west of Waterend Farm, most likely of Bronze Age date.

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS
The north-eastern barrow, also known as Dead Man’s Hill, survives as a clearly defined circular mound in the centre of a field. It measures approximately 45m in diameter and 1.3m in height with no evidence of a ditch. The surface of the mound is flattened with a slightly undulating surface, most likely a result of excavations carried out in 1901. The barrow is covered in grass, with clusters of gorse on the north-western edge. A six-pointed Ministry of Defence (MoD) star is positioned on a post at the centre of the mound, and marks the site as a scheduled monument. The mound is bounded by timber posts arranged in a square, measuring approximately 47m across.

The second barrow lies approximately 110m south-west of Man Hill at the south-west end of the field. It measures approximately 40m in diameter and 0.5m in height with no evidence of a ditch. The height of the barrow appears to have been reduced and spread by past ploughing. It is grass covered, with clusters of heather and gorse encroaching from all sides. A six-pointed MoD star is positioned on a post at the centre of the mound, and marks the site as a scheduled monument.

AREA OF SCHEDULING
The scheduled areas includes a 2m buffer zone around the circumference of each of the barrows.

EXCLUSIONS
The MoD star-shaped signs are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath these is included.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The two bowl barrows north-west of Waterend Farm, most likely of Bronze Age origin, are scheduled for the following principal reasons:

* Survival: as well preserved earthwork monuments representing the diversity of burial practices, beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities;

* Potential: for the stratified archaeological deposits which retain considerable potential to provide invaluable evidence not only for the individuals buried within but also evidence for the ideology, variation in burial practices and social organisation
of the communities and social networks that were using the landscape in this way;

* Group value: for its close proximity to other related and contemporary scheduled monuments such as the bowl barrows on Slave's Hill (NHLE 1431697) and Mound Plantation (NHLE 1003950).

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of Norfolk: Volume I, (1901), 275
Clarke, W G, In Breckland Wilds, (1925), 118
Lawson, A J, Martin, E, Priddy, D, Taylor, A, The Barrows of East Anglia, (1981)
Clarke, W G , 'Norfolk Barrows' in Antiquary, (1913), 418
Websites
Aerial Photographs 1946 and 1988, accessed 13th March 2016 from http://www.historic-maps.norfolk.gov.uk/mapexplorer/
Other
Norfolk Historic Environment Record - 5026
Norfolk Historic Environment Record - 5027

Source: Historic England

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