|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Neolithic flint mine|
A circular earthwork was first noted on this site in the 1960s, and has been interpreted as the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Beaker pottery may have been found on the site, see NHER 2289. However the feature is probably a Neolithic flint mine shaft.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 7731 2203|
|Parish:||GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Circular earthwork noted by A. Q. Watson near spot height 183, regarded as dug out barrow; suggested Little Massingham beaker (NHER 2289) came from it.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)
No definite sign of barrow in ploughed field.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 8 February 1974.
(S1) has 'Beaker sherd from surface in NCM', but not on (S2).
E. Rose (NAU)
Almost certainly a mine shaft.
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 2 May 1990.
- MOUND (Unknown date)
- FLINT MINE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- ROUND BARROW (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Massingham. |
|<S1>||Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII. |
|<S2>||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S3>||Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. |
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