Record Details

NHER Number:22317
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Neolithic to Bronze Age or Beaker occupation site

Summary

Fieldwalking has recovered prehistoric pot boilers and Beaker flints from this site, which is on a sand hill next to the Little Ouse roddon. The finds suggest that this is a Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age or Beaker occupation site, one of a number of such sites identified along the Little Ouse roddon.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6717 8603
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

5 March 1986. Sandhill by old course of River Little Ouse.
Fieldwalking ex parsnips, weathered soil.
Flints sparse to moderate, moderate pot boilers, very sparse bone.
36m northeast to southwest x 28m northwest to southeast.
R.J. Silvester (NAU) 10 March 1986.

Flints later reidentified as Beaker.

1989 to 1990. Fenland Evaluation Project.
Auger traverse across site and through the fen clay to the south.
The buried soil, exposed in the dyke side to the east of the site was sampled.
Dossier prepared for HBMC, see (S1).
M. Leah (NAU) August 1990

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

(S1) and (S3) identify this site, HCW 87, as a Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age or Beaker occupation site, on the north bank of the Little Ouse roddon. (S1) notes that during the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze this site, which stands on a sand hill in the peat, would have been at the very edge of the water, if not an island.
See (S1) and (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 17 March 2006

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 87. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Leah, M. D. (NAU) and Mathews, M. (NAU). 1990. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission Dossier.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.

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