Record Details

NHER Number:40844
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible peat extraction and prehistoric pot boilers

Summary

An area of rough grassland and scrub on the northern edge of the River Wissey floodplain. Two prominent 'inlets' extend into this site, partly natural and partly from possible peat extraction. Some prominent scarps and a pond can be seen to the north, and a few potboilers have been recovered from cattle scrapes and rabbit upcasts.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 73096 99969
Map Sheet:TL79NW
Parish:OXBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Land east of The Bungalow, Oxborough Hythe. Site visit.
An area of rough grassland and scrub on the northern edge of the River Wissey floodplain. Two prominent 'inlets' extend into this area from the south, perhaps partly natural and partly from possible peat extraction. Some prominent scarps and a pond to the north. A few potboilers seen in cattle scrapes and rabbit upcasts.
D. Gurney (NLA), 6 October 2004.

January 2013.
Information from [1] suggests deposits here are very sandy and presence of peat is highly unlikely.
K. Powell (HES), 25 January 2012

Monument Types

  • PEAT CUTTING (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources - none

Related records - none

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