|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|
|Parish:||DEREHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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 .
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.
- BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- HEARTH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- POT BOILER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 14. |
|---||Archive: 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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