Record Details

NHER Number:36000
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints, north of Chantrey Hills Wood

Summary

A scatter of prehistoric flints, including a core, a blade, a scraper and flakes, found during a fieldwalking survey carried out by the NAU in 2000. The field contains many small dips, perhaps the remains of ponds or meres, which may be related to the flint scatter.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8777 3861
Map Sheet:TF83NE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2000. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Non-collection fieldwalking undertaken as part of archaeological assessment of Holkham Estate (Field 27).
North of Chantrey Hills Wood. An undulating field on the plateau, with several deep dips.
Site NHER 1939 is recorded as a spread of brick, but there was no sign of this. The site of the deserted medieval village of Quarles is unknown; no evidence of its existence and location (pottery etc) was found in field 27.
Prehistoric flint flakes (some retouched), 1 scraper, 1 core, 1 blade and 1 notched knife. Found across the field.
It is possible that some of the dips represent former small ponds or meres, in which case the existence of quite marked flint scatters could be related to their presence. The flints tended to be found towards the south edge of the field, perhaps focussed on a deep dip in the southeast corner.
See report (S1) for further details.
K. Penn (NAU), 9 March 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000. The Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Archaeological Survey (Final Report). Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 532.

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