Record Details

NHER Number:2310
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint mine

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7731 2203
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

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.
See (S3).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 2 May 1990.

Monument Types

  • 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)

Associated Finds

  • 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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