Record Details

NHER Number:29857
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age burnt mound

Summary

During a NAU watching brief several concentrations of burnt flint and two prehistoric flint scrapers were recovered by fieldwalking along the length of a pipeline. The concentrated areas of burnt flint were excavated and this work revealed a large burnt mound dated to the Bronze Age by pottery found within it and several smaller burnt features that were probably related. Flint knapping had also taken place in the area during this period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3266 0881
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:BLOFIELD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February-November 1993. Watching Brief.
Brundall to Whitlingham Rising Main (Field 8273).
Initial fieldwalking and metal-detecting where possible, followed by observation of stripped easement and, where deemed necessary, monitoring of the excavation of the pipe trench itself.
Three areas of burnt flint were seen on the stripped surface. One of these was partly excavated and proved to be a burnt mound with associated deposits of prehistoric pottery, flint, etc. The other burnt flint areas were less substantial and probably represented similar activity on a lesser scale or outside the pipe easement area. A ditch containing burnt flint also seen. Flint and prehistoric pottery identifed as Bronze Age, the latter possibly from an inserted cremation.
Later finds included Late Saxon sherds and a loomweight recovered from topsoil.
See report (S1) and file notes for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1995.77 and NWHCM : 2013.325).
S. Bates (NAU), 29 June 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 April 2015 and 17 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • GAMING PIECE (Undated)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: GSQ.
---Drawing: Unknown. Sketch plan of finds site. Film.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Bronze Age find. 28 May.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 1994. Report of a Watching Brief on the Brundall to Whitlingham Rising Main. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 84.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. p 117.

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