Record Details

NHER Number:37621
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period features and finds, Bacton to King's Lynn gas pipeline


Geophysical survey along the route of a gas pipeline noted significant linear and pit-like anomolies. Excavation in 2003 revealed a large possible prehistoric pit and a post medieval field boundary, as well as recovering Iron Age pottery sherds and possible Neolithic flints.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 89060 20292
Map Sheet:TF82SE

Full description

November 2002 - January 2003. Geophysical, metal detecting and fieldwalking survey. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 12, plot number 203.
A number of significant linear and pit-like anomalies were identified by geophysical survey in the western half of the plot. Fieldwalking recovered worked flints including three scrapers; post-medieval pot and building material.
See (S1) and (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 5 February 2010.

March - August 2003. Excavation. Bacton to King's Lynn Pipeline.
Excavation revealed a large pit of possible prehistoric date and a post-medieval field boundary.
Iron Age pottery sherds and three possible Neolithic flints including a blade and flake were found during evaluation.
See (S3).
S. Howard (NLA), 5 February 2010.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Transco/Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2003. Pre-Construct Geophysics Report No. BKL02. Fluxgate Gradiometer and Magnetic Susceptibility Surveys: Bacton to King's Lynn Gas Pipeline.. vol 1 and 2.
<S2>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2003. Network Archaeology Report No. 184. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological field reconnaissance, fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical survey.. vol 1 and 2.
<S3>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2004. Post-Excavation Assessment of Potential for Analysis and Updated Project Design: Report and Appendices.. Vol 1 & 2. pp22-23.

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