Record Details

NHER Number:23672
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from High Fen

Summary

Fenland fieldwalking in April 1987 found a sparse concentration of prehistoric pot boilers and flints at this location.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7097 9679
Map Sheet:TL79NW
Parish:NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

7 April 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, rolled and weathered soil.

Context 1: general scatter odd flints, no concentrations. Reference NWD AL on (S1).

Context 2: at 7102 9690 sparse and much comminated concentration of pot boilers on sandy loam ridge 16m (north-south) x 15m (east-west) at 0.8m OD. Reference NWD 28 on (S1).

Context 3: at 7100 9667 sparse concentration pot boilers on west side of sandy loam ridge in slight embankment 25m (north-south) x 13m (east-west) at 0.9m OD. Reference NWD 29 on (S1).

NCM hold the finds.
R. Silvester (NAU) 7 April 1987.

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

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • 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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 28. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 29. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AL. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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