Record Details

NHER Number:2801
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age hearth and medieval and post medieval brick

Summary

A possible Bronze Age hearth is visible as a patch of black earth and pot boilers. Fragments of medieval and post medieval brick have also been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9571 1519
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pot boiler site reported to NCM by [1] as one of his Bronze Age hearths.

2 February 1979.
Ordnance Survey reports that this is still clearly visible as two conjoining patches of black earth with burnt flint.

1979.
[2] found some bricks here which he claimed were the remains of the 'old Gressenhall hall'.
[3] said they were largely 19th century, 'with a couple of small pieces of medieval brick amoungst them'.
E. Rose (NAU).

Part of large scatter, see NHER 30563.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HEARTH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Gressenhall.

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