Record Details

NHER Number:30569
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints and multi-period pottery sherds

Summary

This proposed gravel-extraction site was subject to a fieldwalking and metal-detector survey in 1994. The relatively small finds assemblage recovered was sparsely scattered with no obvious concentration. A subsequent trial trench evaluation revealed no archaeologically significant features, although a number of additional objects were recovered. The finds recovered during these two phases of included prehistoric worked flints (the majority probably Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age) and Iron Age, Roman, ?Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 12 00
Map Sheet:TG10SW
Parish:WYMONDHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

8-12 April 1994. Fieldwalking and metal-detector survey.
Archaeological evaluation of area of proposed gravel pit, Silfield Pit, Rightup Lane. The fieldwalking and metal-detector survey recovered:
1 Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint microlith.
25 ?Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint flakes, 1 scraper, 3 notched flakes, 9 retouched flakes (1 on thermal flake), 2 thermal flakes, 2 shatter pieces and 2 spalls.
Medieval/post-medieval tile fragments.
5 post-medieval pottery sherds (including Glazed Red Earthenware, stoneware and basaltware).
1 undatable iron slag lump.
1 modern button.
1 ?modern glass fragment.
All of the finds were sparsely scattered, with no obvious concentrations.
See report (S1). This work was also summarised in (S2). The finds are now held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1995.74).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 February 2014.

Late April 1994. Fieldwalking.
Medieval sherds subsequent found by A Rogerson (NLA).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 February 2014.

18-19 April 1994. Trial trench evaluation.
Final stage of archaeological evaluation of area of proposed gravel pit.
No archaeologically significant features were identified in the two trenches excavated (the first 285m long and aligned north-south, the second 90m long and aligned east-west). Find recovered from topsoil and during metal-detecting of stripped surfaces and spoil included:
2 ?prehistoric 'pot boilers'.
1 ?Neolithic core rejuvenation flint flake.
7 ?Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint flakes (3 utilised), 4 retouched flakes (2 on thermal flakes), 1 flaked lump, 1 shatter piece and 1 side scraper.
2 Iron Age pottery sherds.
1 Roman pottery sherd (greyware).
1 Roman or Middle Saxon pottery sherd (?Ipswich ware).
7 medieval pottery sherds (Early Medieval Ware, Yarmouth-type ware, Grimston and glazed Grimston).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (Glazed Red Earthenware).
1 undatable pottery sherd, 1 lead sheet fragment and 1 lead window came fragment.
See report (S1). The results of this work were also summarised in (S2). The finds are now held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1995.74).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD? to 850 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CAME (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • MICROLITH (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • DEBITAGE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • DEBITAGE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • NOTCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD? to 850 AD?)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished document: Bates, S.. 1994. NAU Report No. 94. An Archaeological Survey and Evaluation at Rightup Lane, Wymondham (Borrow Pit, Area A)..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239. p 239.

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