Record Details

NHER Number:37617
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric features and finds, Bacton to King's Lynn Transco Pipeline

Summary

Excavations uncovered an Early Bronze Age possible circular enclosure and an Early Bronze Age ditch which may have been replaced by a wider Late Bronze Age or Iron Age ditch on the same alignment. Finds include early Neolithic to Iron Age pottery sherds and prehistoric worked flints. See NHER 37195 for details of Saxon remains.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71NW
Parish:EAST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2002 - January 2003. Fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical survey. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 1, plot number 251.
Although this plot had tentatively been identified as the site of a Saxon cemetery (S1), this was not corroborated by the field survey.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2006.

March - August 2003. Excavation. Bacton to King's Lynn pipeline.
Excavation revealed features including an undated rectangular pit or post hole, clusters of stake holes, an ?Early Bronze Age possible circular enclosure and an ?Early Bronze Age ditch which appeared to have been replaced by a wider ?Late Bronze Age or Iron Age ditch on the same alignment.
Finds include earlier Neolithic to Iron Age pottery and prehistoric worked flints.
See (S3). The results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • PIT CLUSTER (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • STAKE HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • STAKE HOLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DITCH (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1000 BC? to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • CHARCOAL (Undated)
  • POLISHER (Unknown date)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BACKED BLADE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BLADE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (17th Century to 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: [Unknown]. 2003. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Field Reconnaissance, Fieldwalking, Metal Detecting and Geophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 184.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2004. Bacton to King's Lynn Natural Gas Pipeline. Post-Excavation Assessment of Potential for Analysis and Updated Project Design. Network Archaeology. pp 11-15.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 580.

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37195Related to: Probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery and multi-period finds (Monument)

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