Record Details

NHER Number:5333
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beaker occupation site

Summary

A probable Beaker hut floor was excavated in 1967, and Beaker pottery, flints and animal bones were recovered. This site is associated with several other Beaker occupation sites in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6934 8768
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Probable hut floor, Beaker sherds, rusticated sherds, animal bones (some worked), and flint.

1967.
Beaker and Bronze Age material from dig.
Find 97 Field 79 about 776m (850 yds) south-southeast of Blackdyke Farm.
Plan in file.
E.B. Green (NCM)

F. Healy (NAU) states there is an NCM photograph of a leaf arrowhead from this grid reference found by [1] in 1965.

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 (S1) and (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • WORKED 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>Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16.
<S2>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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