Record Details

NHER Number:15995
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic and Bronze Age features at Bittering Quarry


Excavations ahead of gravel quarrying revealed a group of Late Neolithic/Eary Bronze Age pits and post holes. Pottery and worked flint artefacts were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9246 1733
Map Sheet:TF91NW

Full description

April to June 1980. Excavation.
Excavation within area of Bittering Pit after stripping by quarry machine.
Complex of pits and ditches containing Beaker pottery and worked flint.
See (S1) for list of contexts etc.
Compiled by A.Rogerson (NAU), January 1981.
Information from (S2).

See published report (S3) for full details. The results of this work are also noted in (S4) and the Beaker pits are amongst those discussed in (S5).
The finds recovered are now held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.73.9).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PIT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POST HOLE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • CHARCOAL (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<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.
<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.
<S5>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.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2021 Norfolk Historic Environment Service