Record Details

NHER Number:36961
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric and Iron Age features, Maytree Yard, Moore Drive

Summary

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on this site by the NAU in 2002. The evaluation revealed a series of mid to late Iron Age boundary ditches, containing Iron Age pottery and a Mesolithic or Early Neolithic flint. A gully and a linear feature probably date to the prehistoric period, although they cannot be more closely dated.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7287 8699
Map Sheet:TL78NW
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2002. Archaeological Evaluation.
Contexts 1 to 16 used.
A single trench was excavated across the site of a proposed new pit unit. Archaeological features truncated by later ploughing were identified, excavated and recorded. Four parallel east-to-west aligned ditches were identified that contained pottery of probable Middle to Late Iron Age date and a small, presumably residual flint blade of Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date. These probably represent the reinstatement of a boundary over a long period of time. A curvilinear gully and a north-to-south aligned linear feature were also identified. Although these features produced no datable artefacts it was though that they were most likely prehistoric and probably contemporaneous with the east to west ditches. An undated possible post hole was also found.
See full report (S1) for further information. This work was also reported in (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 February 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 16 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • GULLY (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • DITCH (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE? (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POT (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: KCA.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Underdown, S.. 2002. NAU Report No. 685. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Maytree Yard, Moor Drove, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, Norfolk.. April.
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 372.

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