Record Details

NHER Number:23442
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints between angle of Hubbard's Drove and Thistle Hill Road

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey has recovered a concentration of burnt and worked prehistoric flints. A scatter of medieval pottery and prehistoric worked flints have also been recorded.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6305 9848
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

27 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Field between angle of Hubbard's Drove and Thistle Hill Road.
Well weathered sandy soil.

Context 1. HLG AN.
Scatter of flints and one ?medieval sherd (not completed).

Context 2 at 6293 9842. HLG 2.
Sparse but locally moderate spread of pot boilers and three flints on sandy soil slope. Maximum about 50m northwest to southeast x 20m northeast to southwest at 7.9m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 2 March 1987.

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

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 2. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AN. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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