|Type of record:||Monument|
This is the site of some amorphous earthworks that were once thought to be associated with an Iron Age period floor surface. The earthworks were still visible in 2003, but remain unidentified.
|Grid Reference:||TG 1425 1820|
|Parish:||SWANNINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
W. G. Clarke reported an 'Iron Age floor' in a shallow sandpit on Swannington Common near Upgate.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) investigated 28 December 1934 and found no surviving evidence.
Site visited August 1975 by E. Rose (NAU). - pit gone but a bumpy area survives, with circular earthwork around 1ft (30cm) high, 8ft (2.4m) across - connected with sandpit?
E. Rose (NAU).
Revisited. Earthwork is much worn down now but still visible under permanent pasture. There is a pond nearby but the
circular embankment is not like that found around some ponds. It is an interesting feature.
E. Rose (NLA),16 September 1996.
Whole area very wet. Amorphous earthworks under rough pasture. A few electric fence posts in pasture - possibly grazed.
H. Paterson (A&E), 14 February 2003.
- EARTHWORK (Unknown date)
- FLOOR (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 11 NW 4. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Swannington. |
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