Record Details

NHER Number:22523
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age occupation site

Summary

Prehistoric pot boilers and Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flints including an axe, a dagger and a barbed and tanged arrowhead suggest that this is a Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age occupation site, one of a number of such sites on the Fen edge.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6893 8728
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

21 April 1986. Ordnance Survey field 595 to 596 combined.
Fieldwalking young winter cereal.
Concentration flint sparse to moderate, pot boilers sparse except for small extension on north side 22m x 18m where moderate to abundant, and few fragments bone mainly teeth. Flint includes broken barbed and tanged arrowhead, broken axe, another worked blade.
75m northwest to southeast x 30m northeast to southwest at 0.8 to 0.9m OD.
R.J. Silvester (NAU) 22 April 1986.

Flints are Beaker and Neolithic.
F. Healy (NAU)

1989 to 1990. Fenland Evaluation Project.
Buried soil exposed in dyke sides around the site was sampled. This proved to be dried out and very degraded.
An Auger hole was alsp drilled on the site to examine the sandy ploughsoil sealing the site.
Dossier prepared for HBMC, (S1) in file.
M. Leah (NAU) August 1990

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

(S1) and (S3) identify this as a Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age settlement or occupation site. The site lies on a sand ridge in an area where peat wastage is at an advanced stage, and is one of a number of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age sites along the fen edge.
See (S1) and (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 17 March 2006

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DAGGER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 107. FENS.
---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Unpublished document: Leah, M. D. (NAU) and Mathews, M. (NAU). 1990.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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