Record Details

NHER Number:31830
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible prehistoric burnt mound


Fieldwalking and metal detecting recovered a concentration of prehistoric burnt flints at this site. This concentration might be a prehistoric burnt mound. Other finds included two prehistoric flint flakes, fragments of Iron Age and medieval pottery and a post medieval knob or handle.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8520 1480
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

December 1995. Metal detecting and field observation. Lexham Estate field No. 87.
No significant metal detected finds.
Rather blank field (stubble, good visibility).

Context 2 at 8530 1462.
Pot boiler spread.
Post medieval knob/handle.
Body sherd abraded sandy reduced with ?a groove, probably Iron Age.
Two flint flakes (one incomplete, recent break), both long, narrow and with some context, bluish white patination, slight retouch/edge damage. Undated prehistoric.

Context 3. 100m south from north edge, 30m east from west edge
One scrap reduced slightly gritty, two grooves, ?Iron Age.
One body sherd probably medieval unglazed, sandy reduced with oxidised exterior.

Context 4. 80m east of northwest corner, 10m south of north edge.
One body sherd probably medieval unglazed, reduced sandy with part oxidised exterior.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 April 1996.

2018-2020. Metal-detecting. [2].
ENF146957 - PAS details to follow.
See distribution maps (S1).
E. McDonald (HES), 21 October 2020.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HANDLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Document: Crace, G.. 2019. Find Heatmaps by Period for the North and South of the River Nar Metal-detecting Project. Finder's map.

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