Record Details

NHER Number:14950
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and later prehistoric worked flints and Roman pottery, field south and south-east of Brickkiln Farm

Summary

In around 1935 a Roman pot was found in this field. Between 1935 and 2002 a number of prehistoric worked flints were recovered, including Late Upper Palaeolithic blade cores and at least one blade; Mesolithic blade cores; Early Neolithic laurel leaves and Neolithic discoidal knifes and axehead fragments. The Late Upper Palaeolithic finds found in this field and the area immediately to the north (NHER 14951) represent a significant concentration.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 788 887
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1935. Stray Find.
Found by R. J. Parrott "by Brickkiln Farm", at TL 785 886:
1 Roman buff ware beaker with dots and circles in red paint, late 1st century early 2nd century (for comparison see (S1) from Cherry Hinton). Information from (S2).
Part of the Parrott Collection which was previously on loan to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1961.144) but is now housed at Weeting Primary School.

Pre 1961. Stray Find.
Finds recovered by R. F. Parrott in "field south-east of Brickkiln Farm" (centred TL 785 888):
1 Neolithic discoidal flint knife, 1 fragmentary polished axe and 1 fragmentary chipped axe.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint dagger.

Found in "field south of Brickkiln Farm" (centred TL 787 887):
4 Early Neolithic flint laurel leaves (1 fragmentary).
2 Neolithic transverse petit tranchet derivative arrowheads, 2 oblique petit tranchet derivative arrowheads (1 large, 6.1 x 3 cm) and 1 flaked discoidal knife.
Previously recorded under NHER 5622.

Finds seen by F. Healy (NAU) and listed in (S3). Initially noted on (S4). The finds themselves are part of the Parrott Collection which was previously on loan to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1961.142) but is now housed at Weeting Primary School.

The Parrott Collection is also known to include 2 Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade cores that were found in the field to the south of Brick Kiln Farm (Coll. Nos. 215c and 286c). See drawing (S5). These objects are described in (S6) and listed in (S7). It is also noted in (S7) that this collection includes 2 Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blades that were found in the vicinity of Brick Kiln Farm. It is unclear whether these were from this site or NHER 14951 to the north.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 September 2014.

2002. Fieldwalking.
Various finds recovered from several areas.
Found in Area 1 (southern edge of field south of Brickkiln farm, TL 7878 8855 approx):
1 Late Upper Palaeolithic massive tertiary flake. An example of a 'mashed/bruised blade'. See drawing (S8).

Found in Area 2 (north of Area 1).
2 Mesolithic flint blade cores (1 multi-platform, 1 single-platform).
1 undatable prehistoric retouched flint flake fragment.

Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see descriptions in file. The Late Upper Palaeolithic blade is also described in (S6). These discoveries were reported in (S9).
Previously recorded under NHER 37109.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 September 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 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 (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • DISCOIDAL KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • DAGGER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Weeting with Broomhill.
<S2>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. Pl XXIV.2.
<S3>Thesis: Healy, F.. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. pp 731-732.
<S4>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S5>Illustration: Robins, P. 1995. Drawing of a Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade core from Weeting with Broomhill. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 234; 235; 236.
<S7>Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 93.
<S8>Illustration: Robins, P. 2002. Drawing of a verly large Late Upper Palaeolithic 'mashed blade' from Weeting with Broomhill. Paper. 1:1.
<S9>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2003. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 356-368. p 357.

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