Record Details

NHER Number:23625
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible prehistoric burnt mound


A fairly concentrated spread of pot boilers recorded by the Fenland Survey. This has been interpreted as the site of a possible prehistoric burnt mound.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6770 1321
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

9 March 1987. Fenland fieldwalking.
Between River Nar and drain.
Well weathered soil, young cereal. Soil is a stoney sand loam.
Concentration of pot boilers, sparse but locally moderate and even abundant, on top and around slope of ridge projecting from island. 52m northwest to southeast by 20m northeast to southwest at 2.4m OD.
Finds in NCM.
R.Silvester (NAU), 9 March 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types, etc. see (S1).

September 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
WGY 18.
This concentration has been interpreted as a possible prehistoric burnt mound.
The site may be related to the recovery of a prehistoric flake and pot boiler a short distance to the west, recorded as NHER 35614.
Information from (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 25 September 2007.

Monument Types

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

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY 18. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. p 144.

Related records

35614Related to: Prehistoric pot boiler and flint flake (Find Spot)

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