Record Details

NHER Number:18977
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site, Roman pottery sherds and post medieval briquetage

Summary

Fenland fieldwalking here 1983 recovered sherds of Roman pottery and post medieval briquetage. Additionally, the landowner reported that during World War Two a bomber crashed in this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4870 1426
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

5 March 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. 190m west-to-east x 50m north-to-south at 2.1m (7ft) OD. Under winter wheat.
Large scatter Roman pottery. Larger sherds than is normal. On low roddon.
Pottery medium abundant.
Small amounts animal bone.
Fired clay and slag.
One possible piece of briquetage.
Smaller spread appended at south-east end but not given a separate classification.
Landowner mentioned that in World War Two a bomber crashed in this field.
R. Silvester (NAU) March 1983.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders (S1).

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 50. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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