Record Details

NHER Number:9605
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flint working site


In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of Prehistoric, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age worked flints were recovered from this area, including some transverse and barbed and tanged arrowheads. Aerial photographs also recorded the cropmark of a ring ditch at this location, now recorded under NHER 52334.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 242 061
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

The ring ditch previously recorded under this number is now under NHER 52334.

1977. On ploughed surface.
Scatter of worked flint flakes, including a crude scraper.
Information from NCM.
Also a barbed and tanged arrowhead and a petit tranchet derived arrowhead. Earlier, when field under potatoes, steeply retouched flint flake about here, seen by A. K. Gregory (NAU), July 1975.

18 October 1980. On surface of potatoes.
Axe roughout, finishing flakes, 50 other flakes.
Identified and compiled by A. J. Lawson (NAU), 19 October 1980.
To NAU from NCM November 1983.
E. Rose (NAU).

Items from 1977 finds now presented to NCM are:
34 flakes some with slight retouch, 2 crude axe-like implements, 2 scrapers, 2 hollow scrapers, 2 more extensively retouched flakes, 1 crude borer, 1 oblique arrowhead.
NCM Compiled by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 31 July 1986.

Further finds from ploughed surface reported in 1986:
22 flakes, some with slight retouch; 5 blades; 1 blade with later retouch; 2 spalls less than 2cm; 3 flakes with non standardised but more extensive retouch; 3 rounded scrapers, 2 hollow scrapers; 2 very crude small picks; 2 borers; one complete petit tranchet derivative arrowhead. Latter is late Neolithic, remainder might be but generally just prehistoric.
NCM. Compiled by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 27 August 1986.

5 July 1973. Aerial photographs by Cambridge University (Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography BOB 66).
Cropmarks. Double concentric ring ditch.
Compiled by D. Edwards (NLA), 20 August 1990.

Ring ditch also appears on NAU aerial photography, 11 July 1986.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2406 AR, AFA-AFC.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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