Record Details

NHER Number:9895
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age pottery sherds/possible burials


In 1960 work at Poringland Gravel Pits retrieved three Bronze Age pottery sherds. It was also claimed that urns and human remains were found but subsequently lost. This may suggest burials or a barrow.

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Grid Reference:TG 2749 0085
Map Sheet:TG20SE

Full description

1960. Stray Find.
Found at Poringland Gravel Pits:
3 Bronze Age pottery sherds.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1961.27).
Information from (S1). This discovery was reported in (S2).

Map says 6-9 Bronze Age urns revealed in clearing topsoil for pit 1960. These urns were supposed to have associated human bones, which might indicate the presence of a barrow or burial ground. Unfortunatley urns and remains were lost. Copy of cutting (S3) on back of (S1) in file.
Noted in (S4).

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 July 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SE 16.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Poringland.
<S2>Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 5.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1960. [unknown]. 16 December.
<S4>Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. J. 1980. The evidence for Later Bronze Age settlement and burial in Norfolk. Settlement and Society in the British Late Bronze Age. Barrett, J. and Bradley, R. BAR British Series 83 pp 271-293. No 13.

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