Record Details

NHER Number:14737
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Prehistoric flints, including a Mesolithic microlith, a range of Neolithic arrowheads and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age plano-convex knife, part of a Iron Age terret, Iron Age and Roman pottery, a medieval buckle and medieval pottery found during fieldwalking and metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 68 88
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Various discoveries in old O.S field 635 (Curtis Field 43).

1951. Stray Find.
Found by F. Curtis at TL 6875 8866:
1 grooved sandstone block. A fragment of very fine-grained sandstone or quartzite with single narrow slit. Upper faces (naturally?) smooth, edges rougher, groove worn smooth. Information from (S1). Illustrated in (S1) (Fig. 56 L116) and listed as now part of the Secker Collection.
P. Watkins (HES), 17 November 2013.

1955. Stray Find.
Found by F. Curtis:
1 Neolithic triangular flint arrowhead.
Information from (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 17 November 2013.

1948-1957. Stray Finds.
Curtis' catalogue lists a number of additional finds that were also found in this field (F35), but for which little additional information is given. The worked flints listed in (S1) are as follows:
1 Mesolithic microlith (Coll. No. 5). Found at TL 6873 8858. Described in (S2).
5 Early Neolithic leaf arrowheads.
1 Neolithic transverse arrowhead.
3 'harpoon barbs' - presumably Neolithic petit tranchet derivative transverse arrowheads.
3 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowheads. Found between 1950 and 1957.
1 'slug knife' - almost certainly a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age plano-convex knife.
1 'halbard head'.
2 borers.
1 'saw'.
11 other implements.
Also a prehistoric macehead found at TL 6892 8852. Petrology No. 172. Group XX.
E. Rose (NAU) 10 April 1979. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 November 2013.

13 December 1985. Weathered ploughsoil, ploughed chalk loam.
Context 1, general scatter in east and south parts field.
Odd sherds pottery, some probably Iron Age.
Individual findspots of sherds plotted on Fenland overlay by eye only.
Some flints (no concentrations) not retained.
Rest of pottery later identified as Roman.
For full details of wares, flint types, etc., see (S3).
R. Silvester (NAU) 14 December 1985.

1994. Metal detecting finds.
Iron Age terret fragment.
Medieval buckle and sherd with pot mend.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 17 February 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MACE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHER? (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • SERRATED IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRIANGULAR ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW BS. FENS.
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78. Appendices (microfiche).
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10207.

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