Record Details

NHER Number:2843
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age hearth


A possibly Bronze Age hearth of burnt flint and charcoal was found on Clark's Acre on Neatherd Moor. Excavation of the feature recovered worked prehistoric flint flakes. The charcoal was identified by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew as alder or hazel and oak.

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Grid Reference:TG 0008 1364
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

May 1947.
Neatherd Moor on heath around 52m (170 feet) OD. Clarke's Acre southwest corner of edge of swampy pit.
Hearth of charcoal and calcined flint found by [1]

10 May 1947. Excavation by [2].
Site of cooking hole found, two or three flakes no pottery.
See (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).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 14.
---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).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Section drawing. Paper. Unknown.

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