Record Details

NHER Number:13023
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age and Iron Age features at Bittering Quarry

Summary

In 1978 an excavation ahead of gravel quarrying revealed prehistoric features. They included two Bronze Age pits, a Bronze Age gully and twenty four Late Iron Age pits. Finds recovered included pottery and flint artefacts.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9261 1732
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:BEESTON WITH BITTERING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1978. Excavation.
Sherds and pit complex formerly called Early Saxon, but reidentified as Iron Age.
(S1) in file.
Magazine article in file (S2).
E.Rose (NAU), 31 March 1982.

Publication (S3) also describes Beaker and Bronze Age pottery, postholes and ditches.

Published in (S4) which adds Iron Age pottery.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POST HOLE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • QUERN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: ZU 1-8, BDG 1-3.
---Thesis: Garrow, D.. 2006. Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia. during the Neolithic and Early Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rogerson, A.. 1978. NAU site notes.
<S2>Publication: 1980. Tarmac World. No 100. No.100.
<S3>Article in monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Healy, F. 1996. Neolithic and Bronze Age Activity and Settlement at Longham and Beeston with Bittering. Barrow Excavations in Norfolk, 1984-88. East Anglian Archaeology. Wymer, J. J. No 77 pp 28-53. pp 28 ff.
<S4>Article in serial: Ashwin, T. 1999. The Launditch and its Setting: Excavations at the Launditch, Beeston with Bittering, and Iron Age features and finds from it vicinity. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 217-256.

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