Record Details

NHER Number:23437
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic settlement in triangular field east of Hogg's Drove

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a concentration of pieces of Neolithic pot, animal bone and Early to Middle Neolithic worked flints. An auger survey revealed that significant deposits relating to the Early Neolithic are preserved here. This may be the location of an Early to Middle Neolithic settlement.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 7185 1117
Map Sheet:TF71SW
Parish:MARHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

26 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking weathered and harrowed soil. MRM 16.
Sparse to moderate concentration of flints with a couple of bone fragments. Four prehistoric sherds only a couple of fire cracked flints. On north side low chalk ridge just emerging from peat. Maximum 31m north to south x 22m east to west at 4.3m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 2 March 1987.

Flints are early-mid Neolithic.
F. Healy (NAU).

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

1989 to 1990. Fenland Evaluation Project.
Auger traverse across site and part of reduced peat. Sample taken to test for buried soil.
Dossier prepared for English Heritage.
See (S2).
M. Leah (NAU), August 1990.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT? (Early Neolithic to Middle Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • 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)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MRM 16. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Leah, M. D. (NAU) and Mathews, M. (NAU). 1990. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission Dossier.

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