Record Details

NHER Number:61523
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic flint mine

Summary

A near-circular pit, perhaps relating to a Neolithic flint mine, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946, and is still visible on imagery from a recent lidar survey (flown in 2015). Its regular shape and its proximity to Grimes Graves (NHER 5640) suggests this interpretation.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8213 8997
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A near-circular pit, perhaps relating to a Neolithic flint mine, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946 (S1), and is still visible on imagery from a recent lidar survey (flown in 2015) (S2). Its regular shape and its proximity to Grimes Graves (NHER 5640) suggests this interpretation. It also does not appear to be a particularly 'fresh' earthwork in 1946.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19 January 2017.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FLINT MINE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PIT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/59 V 5109-5110 05-FEB-1946 (HEA Original Print).
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

5640Related to: Grimes Graves Neolithic flint mine and Grimshoe Mound (Monument)
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