Record Details

NHER Number:16309
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric field system and pits

Summary

Prehistoric flint flakes were found here on the surface of the field. Fieldwalking in advance of the Norwich southern bypass found more worked flints. A watching brief recovered evidence of prehistoric pits filled with burnt material. An evaluation in advance of the development of a new Village Hall found a prehistoric field system separated by ditches containing burnt material.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1439 1092
Map Sheet:TG11SW
Parish:EASTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1979 to 1980. Found on surface of ploughed field. Context 2 at 1406 1104.
Two struck flint flakes.
Identified by F. Healy (NAU) 15 July 1980.
A. Gregory (NAU), 15 July 1980.

November 1987. Fieldwalking in advance of Norwich Southern Bypass. Field 14. Context 1.
Worked flints.
For full details of finds, including modern items not included in record, weather conditions, etc see (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 30 July 1990.

1991 to 1992. Watching brief on line of Norwich Southern Bypass. Sites 16 to 18.
Pits and burnt areas.
See full details and maps in (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), July 1992.

9 September 1998. Central area of site between the old and new A47s deturfed for new football pitch.
No subsoil exposed, no finds seen in rapid walkover. New topsoil being imported is from the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital site (NHER 31871).
D. Gurney (NLA), 11 September 1998.

9 February 1999. Trial Trench.
Evaluation in advance of new Village Hall.
Prehistoric field system found with ditches containing burnt material.
See report (S3) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 2 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (excavated, Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (excavated, Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HEARTH (excavated, Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (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 BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Bown, J.. 1992?. Norwich Southern Bypass Watching Brief.
<S2>Map: Bown, J.. 1992?. Norwich Southern Bypass Watching Brief Annotated Maps.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Timms, S. 1998. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Village Hall, Easton. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 386.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 526.

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