Record Details

NHER Number:23383
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from north of String Drain


Fenland fieldwalking in February 1987 recovered prehistoric pot boilers as well as flints of prehistoric and Early Bronze Age date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7132 9668
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

9 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered soil.

Context 1: general scatter of flints. Reference NWD AJ on (S1).

Context 2: at 7140 9661 concentration sparse pot boilers and few flints perhaps part of Context 1. Sandy loam with gravel. Area 13m (north-south) x 9m (east-west) at 1.5m OD. Reference NWD 24 on (S1).

Context 3: at 7144 9661 concentration of abundant pot boilers on sandy loam gravel ridge. 32m (north-south) x 29m (east-west) at 1.3m OD. Reference NWD 25 on (S1).

Context 4: at 7136 9657 concentration pot boilers, sparse but locally moderate, on flat sandy loam with gravel skirtland. Few flints only. Minimum area 53m (north-south) x less than 17m (east-west) at 1.8m OD. Reference NWD 23 on (S1).

NCM hold the finds from these contexts.
R. Silvester (NAU) 9 February 1987.

7 April 1987. Context 4 extended to west for extra 27m (east-west), paced maximum of 48m (north-south).

Context 5: at 7133 9668. Concentration abundant pot boilers across narrow sandy loam ridge 30m (northeast-southwest) x 21m (northwest-southeast) at 0.7-1m OD. Reference NWD 26 on (S1).

Context 6: at 7123 9661 small spread of flints sparse but no pot boilers. Max 27m (northwest-southeast) x 15m (northeast-southwest) at 1.7m OD. Reference NWD 27 on (S1).
The flint from this contecxt are Beaker period - F. Healy (NAU).
NCM details as above.
R. Silvester (NAU) 7 April 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)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 23. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 24. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 25. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 26. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 27. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AJ. 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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