Record Details

NHER Number:9547
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint mine and post medieval lime kiln, Eaton Dell


In 1868 Neolithic flint mines were discovered at this location, with pits containing deer antlers and fragments of Roman pottery above them. No traces of these mines were found when the road bypass was built in this area. Additionally, a post medieval lime kiln is shown at this location on an 1886 Ordnance Survey Map.

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Grid Reference:TG 2027 0627
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Flint mines. Deer antlers found in chalk rubble (?filled in shafts or galeries).

7 March 1868.
Individual [1] exhibited to Norwich Geological Society several portions of antlers obtained out of a pit on his grounds at Eaton including shed horns. Many in a small space in rubble or disturbed chalk - 60cm (2ft) above them were fragments of Roman amphorae and samian ware - over 'disturbed chalk was some 30ft of middle drift'.

Eaton Dell is an old chalk pit- no trace of mines found when bypass built. E. B. Green (NCM) established this was [1]'s pit from documents.
Finds held by NCM. See correspondence (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

A lime kiln is shown here on 1886 first edition 25in Ordnance Survey.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 September 2000.

Originally recorded in the parish of Eaton, now part of Norwich.

Monument Types

  • FLINT MINE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HAMMERSTONE (Undated)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 145.
---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. Easton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Cringleford/Eaton.
<S1>Correspondence: 1970 & 1979. Letters by R. Fitch (FSA).

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