Record Details

NHER Number:2842
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age hearth


A possibly Bronze Age hearth of burnt flint and charcoal was found near the pond on Neatherd Moor during wartime ploughing and the digging of practice trenches. The charcoal was identified by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew as alder or hazel and oak.

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Grid Reference:TF 9967 1360
Map Sheet:TF91SE

Full description

May 1947. Exposed by wartime trenches and ploughing.
Neatherd Moor on heath about 52m (170 feet) OD. Northwest edge of pond.
Hearth of charcoal and calcined flint. 55m (60 yards) + diameter 20cm (8 inches) deep.
Information from [1].
Noted on (S1).

June 1947.
Charcoal examined by Royal Botanical Gardens Kew 9 June 1947 and identified as Alder (Alrias glutiose) but might be
Hazel (Corylus avellena). Other charcoal was Oak.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Grid reference as above.
Information from (S1).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 6 August 1990

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HEARTH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Boston & Puddy. 1952. East Dereham. pp.2, 3.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Dereham (East).
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 SE 9.

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