Record Details

NHER Number:23012
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint scatter on Pentney Island, field immediately east of priory


Fenland fieldwalking in October 1986 on Pentney island immediately east of the priory uncovered a scatter of odd flints, while a systematic metal-detecting survey in 2016 recovered no recordable finds, other than undatable lead sheet fragments.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7035 1226
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

22 October 1986. Fenland fieldwalking at location PEN AB on (S1). Site was in field of weathered soil with young cereal crops growing.
Odd flints were scattered over field on sandy gravel soil. NCM ex [1].
R. Silvester (NAU) 22 October 1986.

See (S2) for full details of wares, flint types, etc.

9 October 2016. Systematic metal-detecting survey. [1].
Undated lead sheet fragments and lead debris, possibly relating to the dismantling and dissolution of Pentney Priory (NHER 3924).
No PAS-recordable finds were recovered.
See Unpublished Document (S3).
A. Beckham (HES), 12 June 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SHEET (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN AB. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Crace, G. and Jenkins, R. 2016. Sampling the metallic material culture in the plough-zone of land immediately to the north of Pentney Priory site in Norfolk..

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