Record Details

NHER Number:18545
Type of record:Monument
Name:Soilmarks of possible medieval field system, Early Bronze Age flint arrowhead


In 1982 a number of soilmarks were visible on this field. These were interpreted as representing the remains of a medieval field system or trackway. Prior to this an Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead was recovered from this area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 565 113
Map Sheet:TF51SE

Full description

1982. Soilmarks.
Soilmarks of strip field system with droveway.
Visited on ground 29 October 1982.
Not visible on surface and no pottery scatter. Interpreted as failed medieval field system. Modern fields bear no similarity and Ordnance Survey records area as Broad Fen. System seems to be on slightly rising silt. To south lower and no obvious marks.
Compiled by R. Silvester (NAU), 28 October 1982.

'About 20 years ago' in February 1983. Found close to edge of a dyke around 565 114 - probably from dredgings.
Arrowhead found. Description indicates barbed and tanged.
Object donated to Wisbech Museum by a third party.
Compiled by R. Silvester (NAU), 15 March 1983.

Monument Types

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Fenland Survey HSL UK 65 857 7018.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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