Record Details

NHER Number:40943
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible post medieval ditches, prehistoric flints and pottery


Excavations on this site prior to gravel extraction revealed several ditches which likely represent post medieval field boundaries. Undated pits and post holes were also recorded, three of which contained prehistoric worked flints. Other finds included several fragments of Iron Age pottery. These sherds and the worked flints indicate that there may have been prehistoric activity on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 98812 18660
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

November 2004. Evaluation. Contexts 1000-1063? used.
Trial trenching revealed several ditches which likely represent post medieval field boundaries as well as pits and post holes. One of the ditches contained a single post-medieval sherd, two pits and one post hole contained sparse, poor quality prehistoric struck flint and a few unstratified Iron Age sherds were recovered.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 22 March 2005.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Archaeological Solutions Ltd. 2010. Excavation archive for evaluation at Roostinghill's Quarry, Beetley, Norfolk.. 2355.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Doyle, K.. 2004. Archaeological Solutions Report No. 1691. Roostinghills Quarry - Proposed Southern Extension, Beetley/North Elmham, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 752.

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