Record Details

NHER Number:19818
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Neolithic occupation site


A Neolithic axehead was found in 1983. Other prehistoric flints and potboilers were found during the Fenland fieldwalking survey, suggesting that this site, together with NHER 5320, was occupied during the Early Neolithic period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6828 8778
Map Sheet:TL68NE

Full description

1983. Stray Find.
Found on island surface at [2] (Context 2):
Neolithic polished flint axehead. See drawing (S1) and photograph (S2).
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), 22 December 1983.
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 November 2019.

1984. Fenland fieldwalking.
Flints, potboilers.
See details and photographs in file.
R. Silvester (NAU) 9 March 1984

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S4).

(S5) notes that this site, together with NHER 5320, is a possible Early Neolithic occupation site. Other Early Neolithic occupation sites have been recorded in the area indicating that settlement shifted into the Fenland Basin from the river valleys during this period. See (S5) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 10 April 2006

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ARROWHEAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 20. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW 21. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HCW AJ. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. 1983. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: CLW 1-4 (axe).
<S3>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S5>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.

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5320Related to: Probable Early Neolithic occupation site and other prehistoric finds (Monument)

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