Record Details

NHER Number:13458
Type of record:Monument
Name:Herringay Hill

Summary

Sometime before 1913 a Neolithic flint working site was discovered here which yielded a large number of scrapers, a small axe and a chisel amongst other finds. Since then stone and bronze axes have been found along with pot boilers. Of more interest is the Bronze Age barrow which was discovered in 1986 and evaluated in 1990.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 6985 9763
Map Sheet:TL69NE
Parish:NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1913. Stray Find.
Neolithic flintworking site.
See (S1).

1956. Stone and bronze axes found.

1965-70. Neolithic flints and stone axe.

30 October 1986. Fenland Project fieldwalking.
Several discrete concentrations of material identified:

NWD AD (c. 1; general scatter).
Lots of odd flints and 'pot boilers' from across hill and rising from hill. Material all over though greater preponderance in west half. According to the file notes the worked flints included pieces of Mesolithic and Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age date.

NWD 1 (c. 3; TL 6984 9779).
On north edge of Herringey Hall island. Moderate concentration of 'pot boilers' (c 30m x 25) and beyond this and overlapping a sparse spread of flints. Max dimensions 70m E/W x 25m N/S. The 12 worked flints (flakes and blades) were not closely datable.

NWD 2 (c. 4; TL 6975 9779).
On north edge of island. Sparse to moderate spread of 'pot boilers' with just the odd flint. Max dimensions 32m E/W x 20m N/S. The six worked flints recovered were not closely datable.

NWD 3 (c. 5; TL 6979 9768).
On top of island. Sparse concentration of flints. Max dimensions 23m E/W x 19m N/S. The small assemblage of worked flints included 2 core, 23 flakes and 8 blades (some small) and was tentatively dated as Mesolithic or Early Neolithic.

NWD 4 (c. 6; TL 6999 9762).
Probable barrow on edge of island. Circular mound with diameter of c. 35m and c. 1m high. Three flint blades found on top.

For further details see project archive (S2) and final publication (S3). Finds now held by Norwich Castle Museum.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 September 2013.

1989-1990. Fenland Evaluation Project. Sondage evaluation of barrow.

See full details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 14 November 1994.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • CORE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CHISEL (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 69 NE 28.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Warburton, J. S. 1914. Some Implements of 'Cissbury Type' found in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt IV (for 1913-14) pp 420-427.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Leah, M. D. (NAU) and Mathews, M. (NAU). 1990. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission Dossier.

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