Record Details

NHER Number:6787
Type of record:Monument
Name:Shrieking Pits


Flooded pits, associated with iron working, were visible here in 1978 and interpreted as evidence for quarrying.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2539 3915
Map Sheet:TG23NE

Full description

1978. Site visit.
Name usually associated with ancient iron works, supposed to be due to sounds emitted by the gravels. The pits here are flooded and surrounded by mature trees; evidently quarries of some sort but dating is not possible.
E. Rose (NAU), 14 March 1978.

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
No features of archaeological significance were identified on the consulted aerial photographs.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 18 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. North Repps.

Related records - none

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