Record Details

NHER Number:2302
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint mine

Summary

This is the site of a possible Neolithic flint mine, first discovered in the late 19th century. A large amount of Neolithic flint flakes and a fabricator have been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7773 2093
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Possible Cissbury Pit is situated immediately south of the lower corner of the curved boundary southeast of the tumulus (site NHER 2301).
Flakes and a fabricator were found in the pit by A. Q. Watson.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

See (S1) in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 29 December 2000.

Monument Types

  • FLINT MINE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PIT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FABRICATOR (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SE 27.
---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.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Massingham (great).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Sainty, J. E.. 1930. Letter. 6 June.

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