Record Details

NHER Number:24318
Type of record:Monument
Name:Concentrations of prehistoric burnt flints north of New Covert


Cropmarks of two undated parallel lines can be seen on an aerial photograph. Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric worked flints. Two concentrations of prehistoric burnt flints were recorded.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6351 9708
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

22 June 1975. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Positive cropmarks. Two x linear features. Parallel linear features.
D. Voisey (NLA), 6 March 1995.

26 February 1988. Fenland fieldwalking. Field north of New Covert, southeast quadrant of island.
Well weathered ploughsoil.

Context 1. HLG BY.
General scatter odd flints, no lithic concentrations. HLG BY.

Context 2 at 6353 9706. HLG 19.
Concentration of sparse pot boilers, one flint (marked with context 1) dark staining of soil visible on ground, not so clear on aerial photograph. On almost flat area of mineral soil. 39m northwest to southeast x 37m northeast to southwest at 2.1m OD.

Context 3 at 6341 9692. HLG 20.
Concentration of pot boilers sparse, occasionally sparse to moderate, slight soil staining. On flattish area of mineral soil. 27m nortwest to southeast x 30m northeast to southwest at 1.5m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 26 February 1988.

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

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP RC8-EB 181.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 19. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 20. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BY. FENS.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-209.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-210.
---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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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