Record Details

NHER Number:32880
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

A watching brief on pipe laying in 1996/7 recorded a quantity of prehistoric burnt flint and flakes, together with Roman and medieval pottery fragments. Metal-detecting at the time also recovered numerous post-medieval finds, including musket balls and shell cases.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 32760 34013
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:BACTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
PASTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1996-February 1997. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with expansion of operation at Bacton Natural Gas Terminal.
Area A:
Observation of new pipe line. Metal-detector survey and watching brief on topsoil stripping and below groundworks.
Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints observed and retouched flint flake recovered.
Roman and medieval pottery.
Quantity of medieval/post medieval metalwork recovered through survey.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
S. Tremlett (NAU), 1 February 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON COVER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J and Forrest, K. 1997. Report on Archaeological Watching Briefs at Bacton Natural Gas Terminal, Winter 1996/97. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 270.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 193.

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