Record Details

NHER Number:13368
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of linear features along with multi period finds, Wallington Park


Aerial photography in 1977 recorded a series of linear cropmarks here. Subsequent excavations discovered a pit filled with multi period pottery sherds, prehistoric flint flakes and an Iron Age loomweight and spindle whorl.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 632 078
Map Sheet:TF60NW

Full description

1977-8. In field in Wallington Park near a rectangular cropmark. Topsoil removed from three areas, but only one produced finds. Much disturbed by deep ploughing.
Elongated shallow pit produced group of Iron Age pottery, loom weight and spindle whorl?

In soil above coarse gritted Early Saxon wares including part of cup-lugged bowl and stamped sherd.
Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age button scraper and flakes also found.
Excavation report in (S1).
Also a single course of large flints, slightly curved, embedded in coarse reddish soil at base of ploughsoil with some Iron Age sherds.
A. Gregory (NAU) notes September 1988.

The Iron Age sherds are coarseware including perforated lug (possibly vertical) scored jars. The 'PS cup lugged bowl' is not; it is a wide mouthed vessel with vertical perforated lug, possibly Early Saxon but equally possibly Iron Age.
Finds to KLM. Drawing (S2) in the Illustration Library.
A. Gregory (NAU) 7 September 1988.

28 July 1977. NAU aerial photography. Cropmarks.
Series of linear cropmarks - possible enclosure.
D. A. Edwards (NAU) 8 May 1980.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 6307D-G.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: Smallwood, J.. 1978. NARG News..
<S2>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of an Iron Age or Early Saxon vessel fragment.. Card. 1:1.

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