Record Details

NHER Number:3076
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible prehistoric burnt mound and Mesolithic/Neolithic flint flakes

Summary

A large patch of burnt flints was identified at this site in 1960, possibly the remains of prehistoric burnt mound. Two Mesolithic/Neolithic flint flakes were subsequently recovered from the area of this deposit.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0385 1216
Map Sheet:TG01SW
Parish:MATTISHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1960.
Large patch of 'potboilers' reported, measuring 13.5m by 9m is size (15 x 10 yards). Information from (S1).

1962. Stray Find.
Found by [1] in area of previously recorded 'pot boilers':
2 prehistoric flints flakes. Recorded as Neolithic by (S2) but described as "in the Mesolithic tradition". This discovery was reported in (S3) and the finds themselves are now held by the NCM (NWHCM : 1962.303).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND? (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 8.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Mattishall (Burgh).
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Mattishall.
<S3>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 4.

Related records - none

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