Record Details

NHER Number:23641
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boiler and flint scatter from west of Ashwood Lodge


Fenland fieldwalking in March 1987 found several prehistoric pot boiler scatters as well as Beaker period flints.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7130 1258
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

26 March 1987. Fenland fieldwalking in filed with weathered ploughsoil and young cereal crops growing.
Context 1: general scatter odd flints (Beaker period - F. Healy (NAU)) and one medieval sherd. Reference PEN AJ in (S1).
Context 2: at location [1] a sparse concentration of pot boilers on gravelly loam slope. Area of 23m (north-south) x 28m (east-west) at 6.1m OD. Reference PEN 13 in (S1).
Context 3: at location [2] a moderate concentration of pot boilers found, locally abundant, on gravelly loam slope. Moderate abundance area of 47m (east-west) x 26m (north-south). Abundant area of 20m x 15m at 6.4m OD. Reference PEN 14 in (S1).
Context 4: at location [3] the concentration of pot boilers was sparse, much comminuted on sandy loam slope. Area of 32m (east-west) x 22m (north-south) maximum at 6.7m OD. Reference PEN 15 in (S1).
Context 5: at location [4] the concentration of pot boilers was sparse to moderate with a few flints on sandy loam slope. Maximum area of 38m (east-west) x 31m (north-south) at 7m OD. Reference PEN 16 in (S1).
Finds in NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 26 March 1987.

See Fenland Folders for full details of wares, flint types etc.

(S2) noted that west end of this field was called Brick Kiln Meadow in 1834 on an estate map. However this does not necessarily indicate the presence of a brick kiln; the name was often given to fields with cindery soil, etc.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 February 2007.

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)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN 13. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN 14. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN 15. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN 16. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN AJ. FENS.
---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.
<S2>*Verbal Communication: Cushion, B.. 1997. [unknown].

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