Record Details

NHER Number:2778
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age urn, from Woman Hithe


Sometime before 1975 a Bronze Age urn was found on the cliff edge here. The urn contained small fragments of cremated bone and was surrounded by what appeared to be burnt sand. Underneath the urn was a grey stain to a depth of 40cm.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1828 4317
Map Sheet:TG14SE

Full description

Bronze Age Barrel-shaped pottery vessel from cliff edge.
Vessel sat on top of natural pure sand with brown sandy gravel layer on top. Grey sandy soil - old top soil - sealed vessel, the grey soil being sealed by wind blown sand deposit. Urn set upright with black sandy soil in base, brown -grey soil and small flints in upper fill. Some traces of reddened - burnt? sand round base. Below urn grey stain in natural sand 3cm wide extending 40cm deep below urn base, almost vertically in straight line - stake pale?
C. Green and R. Jacobi 26 March 1975.

Monument Types

  • PIT? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POST HOLE? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • URN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: RF 1-9.
---Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 22. p 12.
---Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. J. 1980. The evidence for Later Bronze Age settlement and burial in Norfolk. Settlement and Society in the British Late Bronze Age. Barrett, J. and Bradley, R. BAR British Series 83 pp 271-293. No 17; Fig 4F.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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