Bowl Barrow and Pond Barrow in Mount Ephraim Plantation, 810m North West of Field Barn
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Norfolk County Council
Breckland District Council
South West Norfolk
OV775775 (577517, 291452)
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The monument includes two bowl barrows and a pond barrow located in Mount Ephraim Plantation. The eastern bowl barrow located at NGR TL7762 9152, is visible as an earthern mound standing to a height of circa 1.8 metres and covering a circular area circa 28 metres in diameter. A slight depression in the surface on the western side probably marks the site of an investigation by Lord Rosehill in 1871, when cremation burials were found. The mound is encircled by an infilled quarry ditch which survives as a buried feature circa 3 metres wide. To the south west of this bowl barrow, centred at NGR TL7752 9145, is a further bowl barrow and an adjacent pond barrow. The bowl barrow has an overall diameter of circa 36 metres and is visible as an earthern mound encircled by a ditch. The mound stands to a height or circa 2 metres and covers a circular area with a diameter or circa 30 metres; the surrounding quarry ditch has become largely infilled but survives as a buried feature, marked by a depression circa 3 metres wide and circa 0.25 metres deep in the ground surface. It is thought that the bowl barrow may have been investigated by Lord Rosehill in 1871, when cremation burials were found. The pond barrow lies circa 1 metre to the south west of the bowl barrow and is visible as a circular hollow circa 0.5 metres deep and 17 metres in diameter, around the rim of which is an earthern bank circa 4 metres wide at the base and circa 0.4 metres high. The two bowl barrows and the pond barrow are Scheduled.
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