Record Details

NHER Number:34026
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds, Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline project

Summary

Prehistoric flints, fragments of Middle Saxon and post medieval pottery, and medieval to post medieval metal items found during a fieldwalking survey carried out by the NAU in advance of the construction of the Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline. Excavation in 1999 recovered ditches of post-medieval and possibly the Romano-British and medieval periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4946 1591
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

January-April 1997. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 31.1).
6 Prehistoric worked flints, a Middle Saxon pottery sherd, a post medieval pottery sherd, a Medieval lock, a medieval weight, a post medieval shot mould, and 11 fragments of post medieval ceramic building material were recovered.
See report (S1) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.55 and NWHCM : 2017.395).
E. Rose (NLA) November 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

November 1998. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Additional field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 30.7; Site 8)
This area was selected for further, more detailed fieldwalking but cropping regimes prevented access.
See report (S2) for further details.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 3 June 2008.

March-May 1999. Excavation.
Excavation on route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Site 8E).
Five ditches were excavated with three sharing the same alignment as previously observed cropmarks. Two of the ditches contained post-medieval brick/tile. A more substantial ditch conatined a sherd of Roman pottery and four pieces of struck flint including a scraper. This feature was later cut by two ditches probably of post-medieval date. A small irregular feature in the north-east corner of the site contained burnt clay and charcoal and the sand into which it was cut was also scorched. It may be a tree hole that was later re-used as a fire pit or represent a tree stump deliberately burnt out during field clearance.
See publication draft (S3) and assessment report (S4) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.55 and NWHCM : 2017.395).
S. Howard (NLA), 3 February 2010. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AWL (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • LOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BULLET MOULD (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.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1997. Bacton to Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 262. RDX 31.1.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1998. Bacton-to-Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline. Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Part II. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 362. Site 8 (RDX 31.1).
<S3>Unpublished Report: Bates, S. 2008. Archaeological work on the line of the Bacton to Great Yarmouth Gas Pipeline, Norfolk, 1997-9. Publication draft. Site 8 (East), pp 49-51.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. and Crowson, A. 2004. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design for Archaeological Excavations and Watching Brief on the Bacton to Great Yarmouth Gas Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 924. pp 16-17.

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