Record Details

NHER Number:19430
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers in dyke of second marsh to west of Ferrygate Lane


A concentration of prehistoric pot boilers, or burnt flints, was discovered during dyke dredging in 1982.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4465 1922
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

Discovered Autumn 1982, when cleaning dyke with machine.
Pot boiler site about 16m spread of burnt flints on both sides of dyke at depth of about 1m below peat, above white marl.
Seen by J. Wymer (NAU) 8 August 1983.
Sample taken in plastic bag (450g) of burnt material thrown up beside dyke by machine.
Archaeological level not seen as below water.
Auger confirmed depth of burnt flint.
Information from [1].
J. Wymer (NAU) 12 August 1983

Further excavation 1983 see file.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.

[1] adds to earlier report, as follows: large potboilers in centre of site, smaller ones around the edge; covered by a 'soapy' layer; small upright timbers also found (?around the edge), said to be hazel.

20 November 1996. Site visit.
Nothing else to add.
D. Gurney (NLA) 21 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: Cornford, B.. 1983. Letter. 6 October.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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