Record Details

NHER Number:19431
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers in dyke 350m southeast of Mustard Hyrn Farm


A concentration of prehistoric pot boilers, or burnt flints, found when dredging a dyke in 1982.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4434 1837
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

Discovered Autumn 1982 when cleaning dyke with machine.
Pot boiler site about 1m to 2m spread of burnt flints in peat at depth of about 1m.
Possibly edge of larger spread.
Site shown to J. Wymer (NAU) 8 August 1983 by [1].
No burnt material actually seen.
Site beneath water.
Information from [1].
J. Wymer (NAU) 12 August 1983.

21 November 1996. Site visit.
A few small burnt flints visible in dykeside, reported previously by [1] in 1982/3.
D. Gurney (NLA) 21 November 1996.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • 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.

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