Record Details

NHER Number:5310
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beaker occupation site

Summary

A number of fragments of Beaker pottery have been recovered from this site, suggesting that it was occupied in the Beaker period. The site is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6950 8754
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1964, probably 1959 to 1960.
Peterborough pottery sherd.
Beaker and rusticated ware sherds.
NCM collection comprises 50 sherds, most of fine or rusticated Beaker, a few indeterminate.
Possibly Curtis site 1, which was recorded as producing struck flint, Beaker and plain pottery, bone points and needles. There is no Peterborough Ware in the collection from this or the surrounding fields.
(Earlier card corrected.)
F. Healy (NAU) 20 September 1988.

Information from (S1) by A.J. Orange and accession register 1964.
See file for details.

This site is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area. The surface finds and excavated areas seem to be grouped in distinct clusters, although it is difficult to establish the exact relationship between them. Although the features recorded are not enough to imply a permanent settlement, the finds recovered indicate that Beaker activity in this area was more than a temporary occupation site.
See (S2) and (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1960. ?… identified at Hockwold. 19 February.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hockwold cum wilton.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hockwold-Cum-wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S2>Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16.
<S3>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78.

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