Record Details

NHER Number:6004
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Bronze Age hearth and pottery sherds on Overa Heath


A prehistoric hearth was excavated here in about 1931. Sherds of Early Bronze Age pottery and a barbed and tanged arrowhead of a similar date were recovered. Later drainage and deep ploughing in the 1970s failed to unearth any further finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 992 884
Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

Around 1931. Hearth excavated by [1]. North side of Overa Heath, north of railway line.
Sherds of Beaker and other pottery (?date) plus barbed and tanged arrowhead.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Information from (S2). Area drained 1971-72 and deep ploughed 1973, 1974, 1975. No archaeological finds noted by farmer.
M. D. Leah (NAU) 18 January 1991.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. Nos 573-576.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 98 NE 29 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Quidenham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Apling, H. 1931. Bronze Age Settlements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VI Pt IV pp 365-370. pp 367, 369.
<S2>Archive: National Archaeological Record.

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