Record Details

NHER Number:6980
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boiler concentrations and ditch, prehistoric flint, Roman to post medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in the 1960s recovered a number of prehistoric flint scrapers, flakes, blades, fabricators and a blade. In addition, a small number of Roman pottery sherds have been discovered, along with medieval and post medieval sherds and a few possible Early Saxon sherds. At least five areas of pot boilers were also noted. In 1972 the corner of a recut rectangular ditch around 1.2m wide by 0.9m deep was cleared and found to be filled with burnt flint, which was larger at the bottom and smaller at the top, which had a higher charcoal content.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 3373 3183
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

OS field 76 and 77 (combined).

1960s.
Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a number of prehistoric flint scrapers, flakes, blades, fabricators and a blade. In addition, a small number of Roman pottery sherds have been discovered, along with medieval and post medieval sherds and a few possible Early Saxon sherds. At least five areas of pot boilers were also noted.

1972.
The corner of a recut rectangular ditch around 1.2m wide by 0.9m deep was cleared and found to be filled with burnt flint, which was larger at the bottom and smaller at the top, which had a higher charcoal content.

Information from NCM card (S1).
For full details see list in file.
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 10 September 2007.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Early Saxon - 1000000 BC to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FABRICATOR (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (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 (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MILLSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Correspondence: Robins, P.. 1989. J.E Owles flint collection brought in to Castle Museum for identification.. 5 April.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 6.
---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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Witton; Witton - NHER 6982; Witton - NHER 6983; Witton - NHER 6984.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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