Record Details

NHER Number:6945
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pit and pot boiler concentration, prehistoric flints, Iron Age to post medieval sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint tools, including flakes, scrapers and arrowheads. Metal working debris, burnt bone and brick fragments have also been noted. The majority of the finds were pottery sherds, dated to the Iron Age, Roman, Middle and Late Saxon and medieval to post medieval periods. In 1995 a shallow circular pit around 3m in diameter and 0.3m deep associated with a concentration of burnt flint was observed and probably excavated.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 327 323
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1960s - 1970s OS field 5.
Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint tools, including flakes, scrapers and arrowheads. Metal working debris, burnt bone and brick fragments have also been noted. The majority of the finds were pottery sherds, dated to the Iron Age, Roman, Middle and Late Saxon and medieval to post medieval periods.
See list in file and (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 2 April 1982.

1995. Excavation.
Excavation of pit with burnt flints.
Shallow pit, circular around 3m by 0.3m deep initially observed from surface cropmarks. May be the remains of a natural feature caused by ice disturbance.
Information from notes made by J. Reeves (NAU), following a visit to the site with [1] on 14 September 1995. See sketch plan.
E. Rose (NLA), 8 December 1995.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BRICK (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • ARROWHEAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: Robins, P.. 1989. J.E Owles flint collection brought in to Castle Museum for identification.. 5 April.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Witton [2].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Witton.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Witton - NHER 7068.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Witton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18.

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