Record Details

NHER Number:23655
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints from between Hubbards Drove and Thistle Hill Road

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a concentration of prehistoric burnt flints.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6280 9846
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1 April 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Between Hubbards Drove and Thistle Hill Road.
Well weathered ploughsoil.

HLG 5.
Moderate concentration pot boilers but no obvious flint. Some patches of dense fragments indicate new plough disturbance. Sandy gravelly soil, gentle north slope just within medieval peat stained area. 33m east to west x
28m north to south maximum at 6.1m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 1 April 1987.

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

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 5. 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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