Record Details

NHER Number:1814
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age pottery finds

Summary

Fragments of Middle Bronze Age pottery, probably cremation urns, were found in 1947.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 9278 4294
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1947. Stray Find.
Leicester Lime Works at depth of just over a metre (3 feet 6 inches); site removed by grab -floor of pit now 20 feet [6m] below.
Rim of Middle Bronze Age overhanging rim urn and fragments of two other pots; no calcined bones reported but probably burials.
Sherds donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1952.113). See drawings (S1) and annotated sketches (S2) and (S3).
Information from (S4).
The "overhanging rim" sherd is from a Bronze Age Collared Urn and is described and figured in (S5).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 February 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 94 SW 2.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Drawing of Bronze Age pottery sherds (including Collared Urn). Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Annotated sketches of Bronze Age pottery sherds (including Collared Urn). Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Annotated sketches of Bronze Age pottery sherds. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Wells.
<S5>Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. p 230; No 976.

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