Record Details

NHER Number:6949
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boiler concentrations, Early Bronze Age ditch and hearth

Summary

Fieldwalking during the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint flakes, scrapers and a strike-a-light. Pottery sherds from the Neolithic to the post medieval period were also retrieved, as well as burnt clay and metal working debris. It is also recorded that several excavations took place and that these discovered a complete Early Bronze Age beaker and the hard fired clay of a hearth and a possible Early Bronze Age ditch. Four potboiler concentrations were also noted.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 326 323
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

OS field 6.

1960s - 1970s.
Fieldwalking during the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint flakes, scrapers and a strike-a-light. Pottery sherds from the Neolithic to the post medieval period were also retrieved, as well as burnt clay and metal working debris.
It is also recorded that several excavations took place and that these discovered a complete Early Bronze Age beaker and the hard fired clay of a hearth and a possible Early Bronze Age ditch. Four potboiler concentrations were also noted.
See detailed list in file and (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 2 April 1982.

March 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks previously recorded in this field (6949 contexts 9 and 10) were not observed during the NMP mapping.
J. Albone (NMP), 10 March 2005

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HEARTH (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (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)
  • STRIKE A LIGHT (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)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. No 978.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Witton [3].
---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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Witton.
<S1>Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18.

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