Record Details

NHER Number:2844
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. The charcoal was identified by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew as alder or hazel and oak. Metal detecting at this spot recovered a post medieval silver plated copper alloy core minted between January and November 1662.

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Grid Reference:TG 0012 1362
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

May 1947.
Neatherd Moor on heath about 52m (170 feet) OD. Clarke's Acre 27m to 37m (30 to 40 yards) east of site NHER 2843 extends both sides of lodge and ditch.
Hearths of charcoal and calcined flint found by [1].

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).

February 1990. Metal detecting.
Post medieval silver plated copper alloy core, contemporary forgery of a hammered half crown of Charles II issued between January 1662 and November 1662. XXX behind the head = 30d. The whole of the inscription has been cut away.
Identified by E. B. Green (NCM), 5 March 1990.
W. Milligan (NCM), 14 February 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)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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).
<S1>Publication: Boston & Puddy. 1952. East Dereham. pp.2, 3.

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