Record Details

NHER Number:25200
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints and Roman pottery sherds, from the Landing Strip

Summary

Fieldwalking here in 1989 recovered a selection of Roman pottery sherds and prehistoric flints. It has been suggested that the name of the site derives from its past use as an airship base but this is incorrect.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7348 3956
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 and 15 March 1989. Fieldwalking.
Field ploughed, rolled and drilled; sparse shot cereal; rain formed thick surface crust; moderate number of flint pieces. Weather overcast with drizzle for northern third, variable sunny to bright cloudy remainder.
Roman sherds and flints.
See list in file. Finds held by NCM.
M. Flitcroft (NAU) 22 March 1989.

This site was suggested as the possible site of an airship base (NHER 13624) however, the field is named from a strip used by [1].
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
E. Rose (NAU) 10 April 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 1000000 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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