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.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3241 0898
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.

February-November 1993. Watching Brief. Contexts 2-15.
Brundall to Whitlingham Rising Main (Field 4996).
Initial fieldwalking and metal-detecting where possible, followed by observation of stripped easement and, where deemed necessary, monitoring of the excavation of the pipe trench itself.
A dark layer was seen in the pipe trench. No other features were observed.
Finds recovered include:
Prehistoric work flints.
Late Saxon pottery sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds and brick and tile.
See report (S1) and file notes for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1995.77 and NWHCM : 2013.325).
S. Bates (NAU), 29 June 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 April 2015 and 17 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)
  • HEARTH (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 1994. Report of a Watching Brief on the Brundall to Whitlingham Rising Main. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 84.

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