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Bowl barrow at Hollow Heath

A Scheduled Monument in Ickburgh, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5564 / 52°33'22"N

Longitude: 0.6813 / 0°40'52"E

OS Eastings: 581869.039565

OS Northings: 298770.452663

OS Grid: TL818987

Mapcode National: GBR Q92.R2Y

Mapcode Global: VHJF9.R0KL

Entry Name: Bowl barrow at Hollow Heath

Scheduled Date: 7 April 2016

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431696

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Ickburgh

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hilborough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich


Bowl barrow located at Hollow Heath, most likely of Bronze Age date.

Source: Historic England


Bowl barrow located at Hollow Heath, most likely of Bronze Age date.

The bowl barrow is located at the western boundary of Hollow Heath. It is clearly defined as a round mound, measuring approximately 25m in diameter and 1.2m in height. The bowl barrow is grass covered, and there is no ditch visible. A post and wire fence which serves as a boundary to the A1065 Swaffham to Mundford Road, cuts across the western side of the mound and clearly emphasises the profile of the bowl barrow. An L-plan services trench measuring approximately 0.5m wide and 0.5m deep is cut into the roadside verge and clips the western edge of the barrow.

The scheduled area includes a 2m buffer zone around the circumference of the barrow.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The bowl barrow at Hollow Heath, most likely of Bronze Age date is scheduled for the following principal reasons:

* Survival: as a well preserved earthwork monument 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 barrow north of Bodney Warren (NHLE 1431117), and two bowl barrows north-west of Water End Farm (NHLE 1431115). The barrow also forms part of a multi-period landscape unencumbered by modern development and therefore offers a very high level of archaeological potential to enable understanding of the continuity and change in the use of the landscape from the Bronze Age up to the present day.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Lawson, A J, Martin, E, Priddy, D, Taylor, A, The Barrows of East Anglia, (1981)
Davison, A, Cushion, B, 'An Archaeological survey of the Stanford Training Area 2000-2' in Norfolk Archaeology, , Vol. 44, (2005), 602-616
Cushion, B., STANTA ILMP Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey, 2002
Norfolk Historic Environment Record - 24730

Source: Historic England

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