Record Details

NHER Number:25436
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint blade and Roman and medieval finds


A watching brief during the laying of a gas pipe in 1989 recovered a possibly Mesolithic flint blade, an undated hone stone fragment, a piece of possible Roman pottery and several medieval pottery sherds.

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Grid Reference:TF 9535 1287
Map Sheet:TF91SE

Full description

July to August 1989. Watching Brief.
Bushey Common to Saham Grove Gas Pipeline (Area 4).
Route walked following removal of topsoil and excavation of pipe trench monitored.
No archaeologically significant features observed in this section. Finds recovered were:
1 Mesolithic blunted flint blade.
1 ?Roman pottery sherd (reduced, light ?greyware sherd).
13 medieval pottery sherds (11 unglazed and 2 glazed Grimston).
1 undatable hone stone fragment.
Finds donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.242.1).
See report (S1) for full details and finds lists.
E. Rose (NAU) 31 August 1989. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WHETSTONE (Unknown date)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Davies, J. 1989. A watching brief on the construction and laying of a gas pipeline between the parishes of Gressenhall and Shipdham, July to August 1989. Norfolk Archaeological Unit Report.

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