Record Details

NHER Number:37987
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age cremation cemetery, Iron Age pits and multi-period finds

Summary

Excavation 2003 revealed a small Bronze Age cremation cemetery, a low density scatter of Iron Age pits and post holes, which contained a socketed iron axehead, two medieval ditches which appeared to have formed part of an enclosure or field system, and elements of a post-medieval field system.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 258 317
Map Sheet:TG23SE
Parish:ANTINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2006. Desk-based Assessment. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 46, plot number 38.
The desk based assessment identified a field system with associated enclosures and tracks.
See (S1).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2006.

March - August 2003. Excavation. Bacton to King's Lynn pipeline.
Excavation revealed a small Bronze Age cremation cemetery comprising six cremations and a heavily truncated pit, a low density scatter of Iron Age pits and post holes, which contained an important socketed iron axehead, two medieval ditches which appeared to have formed part of an enclosure or field system, and elements of a post-medieval field system.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • CHARCOAL (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • SAMPLE (Unknown date)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT FLINT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • URN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD?)
  • POT (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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: 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 69-72.

Related records - none

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