Record Details

NHER Number:24367
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of Iron Age pottery south of The Pits

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric flints and medieval pottery. One pieces of Roman pottery was recorded. A concentration of Iron Age pottery and possibly associated prehistoric burnt flints was also identified.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6190 9787
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

7 March 1988. Fenland fieldwalking. South of The Pits.
Part ploughed and well weathered, part under weeds and bean rubbish.

Context 1. HLG BZ.
Odd flints, medieval pottery and one Roman sherd in northwest corner of field.

Context 2 at 6191 9786. HLG 21.
Spread of Iron Age flint gritted pottery, sparse but really needs to be checked under better conditions. Also occasional
pot boilers, related? Odd fragments of burnt pebble and quite a lot of medieval pottery as well. About 48m east to west x 42m north to south at 5.8m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 7 March 1988.

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 (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 21. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BZ. 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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