Record Details

NHER Number:2076
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable site of prehistoric 'burnt mound'

Summary

Prehistoric potboilers, charcoal, and ash were found at this site during ploughing, suggesting that this is the site of a burnt mound from the prehistoric period. This interpretation is supported by the apparent presence of a spring close to this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9735 3928
Map Sheet:TF93NE
Parish:BINHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1954. Casual Observation.
On first ploughing, heavy spread of pot boilers, ash, charcoal, and charred soil.
See photograph (S1).
Reported by [1]. Information from (S2).
A sample of the pot boilers were donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1954.140).
The location of this site is marked on a subsequently produced map indicating the locations of various discoveries made on the Field House estate [2].
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 August 2016.

October 1992. Field Observation.
Mound survives in pasture at north end of site [3]; said to be well preserved. Site ploughed once. Unsuccessful attempts to drain field - spring nearby.
D. Gurney (NLA), 19 October 1992.]

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)
  • HEARTH (Undated)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1954. Unknown Photograph.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Binham.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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