Record Details

NHER Number:5324
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Beaker hut or shelter, The Oaks

Summary

The site of a Beaker hut or shelter was excavated in the 1960s. The shelter was edged by a series of birch stakes which acted as a windbreak. Beaker pottery and other finds were recovered from the site, which is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 6941 8758
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

[1]'s Field 79 find 93.

1965. Site of Beaker hut excavated.
Including fragment of stone axe: N117, chiastolite slate (F.S. Wallis), see (S1).
About 914m (1000 yds) southeast of Blackdyke Farm.
Plans and sections at NCM. NCM 571.965.
E.B. Green (NCM)

17 stake holes found with birch stakes (Now NCM), barbed and tanged arrowhead found on surface, see catalogue. See (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NAU).

Full details in file.

This is site 93 in (S3) and (S4). A roughly circular area of dark soil was revealed, with three hearths and a series of birch stakes which acted as a windbreak. 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 (S3) and (S4) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • HEARTH (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • HUT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • SHELTER (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • STAKE HOLE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hockwold cum wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.
<S2>Publication: Bamford. 1970. -3-5, ii - xvi. 2.
<S3>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78.
<S4>Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16.

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