Record Details

NHER Number:3763
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Beaker pottery


A Beaker pot, found in a brickyard in the early 19th century.

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Grid Reference:TF 720 166
Map Sheet:TF71NW

Full description

1835. Stray Find.
Found in brickworks on east side of parish:
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age complete Beaker pottery vessel. See rubbing of decoration (S1).
Type A. High rimmed globular type, light brown ware ornamented with fingernail pattern between horizontal lines and in two bands of lozenges, 8" [20cm] high, 5 1/2" [13.9cm] diameter, 5 1/2" [13.9cm] across mouth.
Held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1894.76.607). Ex Fitch Collection, ex Ipswich Museum.
This object is figured in (S2) and (S3), being incorrected listed as being from West Winch in the former.
Also noted in (S4)-(S6) and amongst the Beaker finds listed in (S7) and (S8).
Information from (S9) and museum records.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 June 2018.

The information about this object coming from a brickyard is supplied by (S10), which also adds that 'many shells of oysters, cockle, and pentunculus are found in digging earth for bricks, but not in a fossil state'.
Found in 1835 according to (S11).
E. Rose (NAU). Information from (S12).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 June 2018.

Brickyard located from tithe map by E. Rose (NAU) 28 June 1979.
Information from (S12).

Brick kiln also shown on (S13).
E. Rose (NLA), November 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BRICKYARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CM 1158-.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Rubbing of decoration on a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Beaker pottery vessel.
<S2>Monograph: Eller. 1861. Memorials of East Winch.. p 19 wrongly calls West W.
<S3>Documentary Source: Various. Drawings, engravings and etchings, including numerous portraits, maps, etc, collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk" 1810-1847. Add MS 23024-23052. Vol XXV; f.105 (Add MS 23048).
<S4>Publication: 1910. CANCM. CANCM. p.33. p 33.
<S5>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 26.
<S6>Article in Serial: 1940. [unknown]. Cambridge Archaeological Society Collection. Vol XXXIX, p 50.
<S7>Publication: Abercromby, J. 1912. A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its Associated Grave-Goods. Vol 1. Pl X; Fig 91.
<S8>Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. No 525; Fig 777.
<S9>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Winch (East).
<S10>Publication: 1842. Collectanta Norfolciensis.
<S11>Monograph: Bryant, J.. 1900. Norfolk Churches..
<S12>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S13>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.

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