Record Details

NHER Number:14691
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ditches/building, prehistoric flints and medieval pottery sherds


Fieldwalking here during the 1970s and 1988 recovered coarse medieval pottery sherds, prehistoric worked flints and undated animal bones. Additionally, cropmarks relating to a ditch system or robber/foundation trenches of a rectangular building have been observed here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6147 9536
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

1970s. Land east of bypass, south of old road. Context 3 at 6141 9562, formerly numbered NHER 15650.
Six coarse medieval sherds, one whiteware sherd, flint side scraper, miscellaneous animal bone.
Finds held by NCM, formerly held by S. Ashley (NAU).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1980.
A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1980.

4 March 1988. Context 1, general scatter.
Odd medieval sherds and flints all over field found in Fenland fieldwalking, good conditions and weathered ploughsoil.
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 4 March 1988.

Context 3, centred on grid reference 6145 9567. South of site 14549 and east of 13937.
Area of linear cropmarks observed in ripening wheat and interpreted as ditch system or robber/foundation trenches of rectangular building.
Observed and interpreted July/August 1978 by [1].

Area walked February 1979 by A. Gregory (NAU) nothing found despite good fieldwalking conditions.
N.B. Marked as 'D' on [1]'s plan of site NHER 13937.
A. Gregory (NAU) 21 March 1979.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

See list in file - if the grid references are accurate, which may not be the case, this suggests some of the Roman pottery noted under NHER 14692 and 13937 came from this field.
E. Rose (NAU) 11 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Undated)
  • DITCH (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY AY. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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