Record Details

NHER Number:21055
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age occupation site and Iron Age settlement

Summary

Fieldwalking on this site has recovered a number of prehistoric flints, including a Neolithic flaked axehead. A fragment of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age pottery has also been found, suggesting that this site was occupied during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. This was also the site of a settlement during the Early Iron Age, and a concentration of Iron Age pottery has been found, as well as fragments of Roman and medieval pottery.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 8484 9980
Map Sheet:TL89NW
Parish:HILBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

25 December 1984. On surface of ploughed field on land sloping down to the Blackwater tributary of the River Wissey. Sandy, gravelly soil. Context 4 at TL 8476 0028.
Butt end of broken flaked flint axe, thermally fractured; also 5 flakes.
Found and identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU)
J.J. Wymer (NAU) 2 January 1985

1987 to 1988. Fieldwork by [1] produced further finds as listed.
See file for NHER 24669.
Contexts: contex 1 at TL 8465 0010, context 2 at TL 8470 0015 centred, context 3 at TL 8475 9960 centred.
E. Rose (NAU) 29 June 1988

This site is recorded as Site 22 in (S1).
A Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age concentration of flints was recovered during fieldwalking, as well as a fragment of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age pottery. A concentration of Iron Age pottery was also recovered, possibly dating to the Early Iron Age. Fragments of Roman and medieval pottery were also found.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 27 February 2006

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Davison, A. 1994. The Field Archaeology of Bodney and the Stanta Extension. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 57-79.

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