Record Details

NHER Number:5317
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beaker occupation site

Summary

Two Beaker huts or shelters were excavated in the 1960s. Beaker pottery, flints and other finds were recovered from the site, which is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6840 8817
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1951 to 1960.
Finds of Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery (S3, S4 and S5) and flint.

1962.
Excavation of Beaker hut site and settlement.

1964.
Finds of Beaker sherds and flint.

1965.
Late Bronze Age bronze axe (S6) found.

Pre 1975.
Casual find of flint knife.

1984.
Fenland fieldwalking produced flints and pot boilers.

1986. Further Fenland fieldwalking with same results.
Also a Beaker sherd.
See details and finds drawings in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 19 May 1990.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

This site is associated with a number of other Beaker and Bronze Age 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 and Bronze Age activity in this area was more than a temporary occupation site.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • QUERN (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 66. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 67. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 68. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW BG. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW BH. FENS.
---Article in serial: Healy, F. 1984. Recent Finds of Neolithic Bowl Pottery in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt I pp 65-82.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hockwold cum wilton [4].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hockwold-Cum-wilton [3].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1960. Drawing of Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery sherds.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1960. Drawing of Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery sherds.. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. 1960. Drawing of Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery sherds.. Film. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: 1965. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.

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