Record Details

NHER Number:7637
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint implements and multi-period pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in this area during 1961 and 1988-89 recovered a Mesolithic flint axehead; a Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead; several undatable prehistoric flint flakes; Roman, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds and undatable iron slag fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2202 2099
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:STRATTON STRAWLESS, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1961. Stray Find.
Found in field:
1 Mesolithic-type flint axehead. See drawing (S1).
1 Early Neolithic damaged leaf-shaped flint arrowhead. See drawing (S2).
Information from (S3). These discoveries were reported in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2014.

May 1987. Fieldwalking.
7 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
2 ?Roman pottery sherds.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford ware).
1 medieval pottery sherd (green-glazed Grimston).
2 undatable iron slag lumps.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU) and W. Milligan (NCM). Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 26 August 1987.
Information from (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2014 (this entry previously missing from the record).

October 1988 and early 1989. Fieldwalking.
1 undatable prehistoric retouched flint flake (worked bifacially) and 1 flint flake.
Roman pottery sherds (greyware, including 1 rim).
2 medieval sherds (medieval unglazed).
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford ware rim).
W. Milligan (NCM), 2 November 1988 and W. Milligan (NCM), 9 March 1989.
The Norwich Castle Museum hold a Neolithic worked flint and a number of Roman pottery sherds that are recorded as having been found at this site by [1] in the late 1980s (NWHCM : 1998.388.11). It is possible these are some of the finds described above. However as it is not entirely clear who found the above (potentially the same finder as the previous material) it is possible that these were previously unreported finds that were assigned this number due to the grid reference listed.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2014.

Part of large site NHER 31783.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1961. Drawing of a Mesolithic flint axehead from Stratton Strawless. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1961. Drawing of a damaged Early Neolithic leaf-shaped flint arrowhead from Stratton Strawless. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S4>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>Serial: 1961. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1961. No 8. p 4.

Related records

31783Related to: Probable Roman pottery kiln and multi-period metal objects and pottery sherds (Monument)

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