Record Details

NHER Number:6194
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint finds and possible Bronze Age ring ditches

Summary

Neolithic flint axeheads are reported to have been found by workers in the 1960s. Since then, aerial photographs have shown the cropmarks of two possible Bronze Age ring ditches and a possible enclosure.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 069 402
Map Sheet:TG04SE
Parish:HOLT, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SALTHOUSE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Found before 1969.
'Flint axes' reported as found along dry glacial valley, picked up by workers.
NCM card by E. B. Green (NCM).
(Ordnance Survey map shows a stream in this 'dry' valley. E. Rose, NAU).

June 1976 and 1 August 1980. Cropmarks.
In the eastern of the two fields marked (Holt, 0720 4035).
Cropmark of a large ring ditch with wide outer ditch and possible smaller mark within; a 'normal' ring ditch, and perhaps a segment of a third.
Rectangular features also.
E. Rose (NAU), 1977 and 21 June 1982.

5 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Two ring ditches, as previously recorded, visible.
No readily discernable trace of possible third.
Both rings appear to have indistinct internal features.
The larger is actually more like an enclosure, although no break/entrance within circumference is visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 12 February 2001.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks previously recorded under this site, now listed under NHER 27169.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 December 2002.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0740 A-E.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0740T - V.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. salthouse.

Related records - none

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