Record Details

NHER Number:24360
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints and potboilers and Roman cosmetic mortar


Fenland fieldwalking in 1988 recorded a scatter of prehistoric flints and pot boilers at this location. Metal detecting in the same area during 2004 recovered a Roman cosmetic mortar.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 63 95
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

4 March 1988. Fenland fieldwalking, good conditions, young cereal, weathered soil. East of Black Bank Drove, north of Ringmore Drove
Context 1: general scatter odd flints and single medieval sherd, on loamy sand east edge of island. Site SRY AX.
Context 2: at 6302 9535, concentration of pot boilers, sparse, locally moderate. One flint only. On east side of island, on slope just above fen. 38m northeast-southwest x 28m northwest-southeast at 3.7m OD. Site SRY 14.
Context 3: at 6302 9530 concentration sparse pot boilers in east slope of island above fen, short distance only from context 2. 30m northeast-southwest x 27m northwest-southeast at 2.4m OD. Site SRY 15.
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 4 March 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders.

About October 2004. Metal detecting. At location [1].
Roman cosmetic mortar (S1).
See Portable Antiquities Scheme description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 March 2005.

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)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman to Early Saxon - 100 AD to 410 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY 14. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY 15. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY AX. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Penn, K.. 2004. Drawing of a Roman cosmetic mortar.. Card. 2:1.

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