Record Details

NHER Number:23040
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ditches and prehistoric and medieval finds


Prehistoric pot boilers and fragments of medieval pottery were found during Fenland Project fieldwalking in 1986. An evaluation of forty trenches took place in 2007, two of which revealed what were likely to be section of the same undated ditch. A retouched flint blade of probable Mesolithic date was the only find recovered during this work.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6472 1483
Map Sheet:TF61SW

Full description

24 October 1986. Fenland fieldwalking on weathered soil with young cereal. Reference MDT AG.
Odd medieval sherds, fragments of flint, plus occasional pot boilers on sand ridge.
For full details of wares, flint types, etc. see (S1).
R. Silvester (NAU) 4 November 1986.

February 2007. Trial Trenching. Contexts 10-17.
Site extended slightly to the north.
Forty trenches excavated. A number of undated ditches were the only archaeologically significant features observed. These were on the same alignment and of similar size, suggesting they may in fact have been part of the same ditch.
A single retouched flint blade, probably Mesolithic, was the only notable find from the site.
See report (S2) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2016.72).
J. Allen (NLA), 3 April 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 June 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT AG. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: Ratcliff, M.. 2007. MGQ.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morgan, S. J. 2007. An Archaeological Evaluation of Land north of Setch Road, Middleton, Norfolk. NAU Archaeology. 1253.

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