Record Details

NHER Number:23013
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval pottery pieces and prehistoric flints from southeast Pentney Island.


Fenland fieldwalking in October 1986 of the southeast field of Pentney Island recovered odd sherds of medieval pottery and flints, while a systematic metal-detecting survey in 2016 recovered no recordable finds, other than undatable lead sheet fragments. Aerial photography in July 1996 detected linear features (field boundaries?). In 2001 the south-western portion of the site was scheduled as part of the priory (NHER 3924).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7046 1219
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

22 October 1986. Fenland fieldwalking at location PEN AC on (S1). Field had weathered sandy gravel soil with young cereal crops growing.
Odd sherds of medieval pottery and flints were scattered over the field.
NCM ex [1]
22 October 1986.

See (S2) for full details of wares, flint types, etc.

1 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Linear features (field boundaries?) visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 13 September 2001.

2001. Site scheduled as part of priory.
South-western portion of site scheduled.
See file NHER 3924.
D. Gurney (NLA), 23 January 2002. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 12 June 2017.

9 October 2016. Systematic metal-detecting survey. [1].
Undated lead sheet fragments and lead debris, possibly relating to the dismantling and dissolution of Pentney Priory (NHER 3924).
No PAS-recordable finds were recovered.
See Unpublished Document (S3).
A. Beckham (HES), 12 June 2017.

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • SHEET (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN AC. FENS.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 7012ACF.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. p 138.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Crace, G. and Jenkins, R. 2016. Sampling the metallic material culture in the plough-zone of land immediately to the north of Pentney Priory site in Norfolk..

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