Record Details

NHER Number:24258
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of prehistoric pottery, worked and burnt flints from field east of Old Roof Wood


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric worked flints and pottery. A concentration of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flints and Late Bronze Age or Iron Age pottery was recorded. A second concentration of prehistoric burnt flints was also noted.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6225 9662
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

21 December 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Field east of Old Roof Wood.
Young cereal, weathered soil.

Context 1. HLG BH.
Odd flints and prehistoric sherds across field, also pot boilers in northwest corner. Sherds re-identified as Iron Age.

Context 2 at 6229 9668. HLG BG.
Few prehistoric sherds possibly related to context 3. Re-identified as Iron Age.

Context 3 at 6223 9664. HLG 10.
Spread of sparse pottery and sparse flint across sandy knoll and down gentle northwest side. Pottery now assessed as
Iron Age so flint probably of earlier period. Minimum 87m east to west x 53m north to south at 5.5m OD. F. Healy (NAU) says flint Bronze Age.

Context 4 at 6218 9659. HLG 11.
Concentration sparse pot boilers on slope of island above peat inlet, sandy soil. 35m east to west x 26m north to south at 4.6m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 21 December 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

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)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 10. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 11. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BG. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BH. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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