Record Details

NHER Number:12969
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible hearth and multi period flint and pottery finds


Work on a drainage ditch in 1977 and after revealed a possible hearth. Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery were also found.

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Grid Reference:TG 3242 0897
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

November 1977. Visited.
In drainage trench, layer of black soil with charcoal and burnt flint, seen on either side of 2m wide north to south trench.
Depth 1.50m, edge not visible but extended at least 3m to north.
Stratification; topsoil 40cm, sandy clay 1.10cm (this layer throughout whole length of trench and appeared as natural at first) black soil 15cm, chalky clay with flints unknown depth but in places lying on bedded gravel.
A. Rogerson. (NAU) January 1980.

Further work did not reveal this feature again, but one Roman sherd found
by [1].
June 1980.

The sherd is in fact medieval, reddish fabric (Identified by A. Gregory NCM). Also two flints; one struck flake, one worked flake.
1993. Same area as 1977 finds. Monitoring of pipeline work for Anglian Water. Context 2 to 15. The area was observed after removal of topsoil (a 10m strip to the north side of Berryfield Road).
Medieval and post medieval sherds and worked flint collected from the topsoil.
A dark layer was seen in the pipe trench (see site 12969).
No other features were observed.
See plan in file for 29857.
S.Bates (NAU) 29 June 1993.

Full report in file under 29857 reidentifies medieval sherds as Thetford Ware.
E.Rose (NLA) 25 February 1994.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)
  • HEARTH (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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