Record Details

NHER Number:2338
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic flint mine on Grimston Heath


Pits of unknown date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. In the 19th century the pits were interpreted as the remains of Neolithic flint mines, see NHER 2318.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 764 219
Map Sheet:TF72SE

Full description

1946 aerial photographs show 4 pits (identified from stereo photos by W. K. Mussett (OS) 1972 as pits not mounds).
T. Clough (NCM)

See file under NHER 2318.
E. Rose (NAU)

(S1), copy in file for NHER 2318, interprets these pits, along with many others in the immediate vicinty, as the remains of Neolithic flint mines.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 18 January 2006

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FLINT MINE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Grimston.
<S1>Article in Serial: Plowright, C. B. 1892. Neolithic Man in West Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol V Pt 3 (for 1891-92) pp 250-264.

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