Record Details

NHER Number:23210
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from High Fen area


Fenland fieldwalking in December 1986 and February 1987 recovered a collection of prehistoric pot boilers and flints.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7061 9731
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

18 December 1986. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered ploughsoil.

Context 1: general scatter over that part of field that forms part of island; odd flints, not many. Reference NWD AF on (S1).

Context 2: at 7066 9745 concentration of pot boilers sparse, with a few flints. On edge of island. Area 15m (east-west) x 13m (north-south) at 2.1m OD. Reference NWD 9 on (S1).
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 18 December 1986.

9 February 1987.

Context 3: at 7053 9732 concentration moderate pot boilers on sandy loam ridge, two small patches one about 14m x 14m the other 10m x 6m. Overall 20m (north-south) x 12m (east-west) at 1.2m OD. Reference NWD 22 on (S1).
Details as above.
R. Silvester (NAU) 9 February 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 22. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 9. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AF. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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