Record Details

NHER Number:23673
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from High Fen


Fenland fieldwalking in April 1987 recovered a collection of prehistoric pot boilers and flints from this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7063 9690
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

7 April 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, rolled and weathered ploughsoil.

Context 1: general scatter odd flints. Reference NWD AM on (S1).

Context 2: at 7057 9685 sparse concentration of pot boilers with one flint (which has been included under context 1) at terminal of sandy loam ridge 22m (northwest-southwest) x 13m (northeast-southwest) at 0.7m OD. Reference NWD 30 on (S1).

Context 3: at 7059 9688 sparse concentration pot boilers except for very dense patch where newly disturbed deposits. No flint. On terminus of sandy loam ridge. If it were not for these patches this would not be a concentration at all 12m (northeast-southwest) x 10m (northwest-southeast) at 0.7m OD. Reference NWD 31 on (S1).

NCM hold finds.
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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 30. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 31. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AM. 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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