Record Details

NHER Number:23608
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boiler concentration, medieval sherds and brooch


Fieldwalking in 1987 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of flints and one medieval pottery sherd from this field. A concentration of prehistoric pot boilers was also recorded on a gravel slope. Metal detecting in 1989 recovered a medieval copper alloy ring brooch, which had stamped decoration.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 63 14
Map Sheet:TF61SW

Full description

8 April 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, well weathered ploughsoil. [1]
Context 1 general scatter odd flints and one medieval sherd from field. WHW AX (S1).
Context 2 at TF 6378 1449 concentration moderate pot boilers on gravel slope with soily hollow just to south min. 29m east to west x less than 21m north to south at 7.9m OD. WHW 5 (S2).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. Silvester (NAU), 8 April 1987.

1989. Metal detecting find.
Bronze ring brooch, stamped decoration and four bosses with small central depressions and without settings. Diameter externally 21mm. Dated 13th-14th century.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 8 September 1989.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WHW AX. FENS. WHW AX.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WHW 5. FENS. WHW 5.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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