Record Details

NHER Number:23679
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from near to Cut Off Channel


Fenland fieldwalking in April 1987 recovered prehistoric pot boilers and flints (including scrapers) dating to the prehistoric period and Early Bronze Age.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7161 9700
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

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

Context 1: general scatter odd pot boilers and flint scattered across field and including on one sandy loam ridge a small group of scrapers and few other flints at 7163 9703. Reference NWD AN on (S1).
These flints are Beaker period - F. Healy (NAU).

Context 2: at 7167 9713 moderate spread pot boilers but no flint on upland edge. Sandy loam. Area 22m (northwest-southeast) x 16m (northeast-southwest) at 1.6m OD. Reference NWD 32 on (S1).

NCM hold the 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

  • 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 32. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AN. 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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