Record Details

NHER Number:23184
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric pot boiler scatter from field east of Ashwood Lodge


Fenland fieldwalking in the winter of 1986 recorded a scatter of prehistoric pot boilers as well as a few sherds of medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7184 1256
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

21 November and 4 December 1986. Fenland fieldwalking on well weathered soil with young cereal crops growing. Location referred to as PEN AD on (S1).
Context 1: general scatter with a couple of sherds of medieval pottery. Context 2: at [1] a scatter of pot boilers was discovered. The pot boilers cover an area of approximately 40m (east-west) x 30m (north-south).
R. Silvester (NAU) 5 December 1986.

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

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Medieval - 1000000 BC to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. PEN AD. 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.

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