Record Details

NHER Number:2524
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age finds

Summary

A Neolithic sandstone axehead, Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery fragments, an Iron Age copper alloy vessel and human skeletal remains were recovered from the bed of the River Wissey in the late 1920s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 698 978
Map Sheet:TL69NE
Parish:STOKE FERRY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1928 to 9. From bed of River Wissey between Stoke Ferry and Northwold at south end of Herringay Drove.
Neolithic perforated sandstone axe. (Letter C. F. Tebbutt to O. G. S. Crawford. Find in Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (CUMAE)? See Cambridge University Reporter, 14 February 1928 Annual Report. Hemispherical bronze bowl (Iron Age type). Iron Age sherds also found on sand below 2.5m (8 feet) of peat. Beaker fragments foound in same stretch. CUMAE. (S1), (S2) ? In Hawkes in Crawford Festschrift.

Skeletons. Letter C. F. Tebbutt to O. G. S. Crawford. CUMAE?.
(S3), (S4).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Ordnance Survey card confirms skeletons, axe in CUMAE.
R.J. Rickett (NAU), 29 March 1990

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • VESSEL (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Stoke (Ferry).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Stoke ferry.
<S1>Article in serial: 1929. Cambridge Archaeological Society Collection. Vol XXX, pp 110-1.
<S2>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R.. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 94.
<S3>Unpublished document: Tebbutt, C.F..
<S4>Article in serial: 1928. Recent Events. Antiquity. Vol 2 No 6 pp 228-232. p 231.

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