Record Details

NHER Number:6950
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated gully and pit, prehistoric burnt mound, prehistoric to post medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint flakes and scrapers, as well as noting burnt flints. Pottery sherds from the prehistoric to post medieval periods were also recovered, as well as a small number of iron working slag fragments, tile, daub and charcoal fragments. An excavation in 1972 recorded concentrations of pot boilers, an undated gully and a pit.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 3250 3229
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

OS field 7.
1960s - 1970s. Fieldwalking finds.
Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint flakes and scrapers, as well as noting burnt flints. Pottery sherds from the prehistoric to post medieval periods were also recovered, as well as a small number of iron working slag fragments, tile, daub and charcoal fragments.
It is also recorded that in 1972 an excavation took place on an area 20ft (6.1m) by 12ft (3.6m). Flaked and fire-cracked flints, possible Neolithic pottery sherds and charcoal were recoverd. An irregular gully was revealed, averaging 40cm deep. A shallow pit, 25cm deep, held fire-cracked flint, was also noted. Both these features were heavily disturbed and dating was not possible.
Following this careful fieldwalking took place and recovered flint scrapers, almost 600 flint flakes, over 300 pot boilers, over 50 Roman pottery sherds and over 200 medieval to post medieval pottery sherds. However, no clear-cut concentrations were noted.
See list in file and (S1).
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 10 September 2007.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Unknown date)
  • GULLY (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • TILE (Undated)
  • 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)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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 (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.
---Thesis: Garrow, D.. 2006. Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia. during the Neolithic and Early Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Witton.
---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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