Record Details

NHER Number:1038
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric cremations


During the building of Loddon bypass two holes filled with filled with black burnt soil and cremations were found. Close to these cremations worked flint flakes and possible Neolithic pottery were also found.


  • Pieces of Neolithic pottery found at Chedgrave  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 348 994
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

June 1973. Field Observation.
Found on Loddon bypass:
Two small holes filled with black burnt soil with cremations. Subsoil next to cremations, above sand natural yielded sherds of prehistoric (may be Neolithic) pot with several flint flakes.
See drawing (S1).
Pot may be Neolithic (information F. Healey).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), June 1973.
Information from (S2).
The pottery from this site is described as consistent with Early Neolithic bowl in (S3) (in which (S1) is reproduced) and also noted in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 16 February 2018.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Healy, F. 1973. Drawing of ?Early Neolithic pottery sherds. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. pp 400-402.
<S4>Article in Serial: Healy, F. 1984. Recent Finds of Neolithic Bowl Pottery in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt I pp 65-82.

Related records - none

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