Record Details

NHER Number:10525
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Beaker period pottery


A complete Beaker period pot was found and broken into fragments by workmen who were digging the sewerage system for new houses at Hillside in 1960.

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Grid Reference:TM 3633 9952
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Mid September 1960. Stray Find.
Found in side of trench dug for drain for new housing site at 5 foot [1.54m] from surface in clean sand:
Complete Bell Beaker. Four zones of horizontal comb decoration.
Investigated by [1].
Broken by workmen, a few fragments rescued and donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1960.395).
Information from (S1). This discovery was report in (S2) and was also the subject of a short note in the local press (S3). The Beaker sherds are amongst those subsequently listed in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 July 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NE 18.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Chedgrave.
<S2>Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1960. Neolithic Pottery. 28 September.
<S4>Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. No 517; Fig 395.

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