Record Details

NHER Number:24487
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic occupation site and Iron Age settlement


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric worked flints and pieces of prehistoric and medieval pot. A concentration of Iron Age pot and a group of Neolithic worked flints were recorded. These are indicative of occupation during these periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7246 9519
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

27 April 1988. Fenland fieldwalking.
Conditions: Reasonable. Young cereal, soil weathered but recently rolled.
Context 1. MTW GC.
Odd flints and medieval pottery scattered across field. One sherd of prehistoric pottery (pre Iron Age) at 7226 9520.

Flints are Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age, some gunflint.
F. Healy (NAU).

Context 2 at TL 7244 9518. MTW 158.
Concentration of Iron Age pottery, bone, and broken burnt pebbles on gentle chalk slope down to stream on north. 35m east to west x greater than 15m north to south. Could run into field to north, but not recognised when walked some weeks previously.

Context 3 at TL 7234 9520. MTW 157.
Concentration of flints with pot boilers on gentle slope south of stream course 42m east to west x 31m north to south.
R. Silvester (NAU), 27 April 1988.

Context 3 flints alone are Neolithic.
F. Healy (NAU).

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

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 157. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 158. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW GC. FENS.
---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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