Record Details

NHER Number:7028
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age hearth, medieval to post medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1960s to 1970s recovered medieval and post medieval pottery sherds, glazed brick fragments, and slag fragments, as well as a number of prehistoric flint objects. In 1964 at least one hearth was excavated and found to contain Late Bronze Age or Iron Age material.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 326 312
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

OS field 171.

Context 1: 1960s to 1970s, surface collection. Medieval and post medieval pottery sherds, glazed brick fragments, slag fragments. Prehistoric flint objects.
Context 2: Flint side scraper, two flakes, one hammerstone.
Context 3: Flint core.
Context 4: 1964. Excavation of hearths with Bronze Age or Iron Age material. Surface collections also. Removal of ploughsoil revealed the remains of a hearth of pebbles around 75cm in diameter. A number of vessles were also noted, suggesting an Early Iron Age date. More than one hearth?
Context 5: Early Bronze Age pottery sherds, prehistoric sherds, flint flakes and scraper.
See list in file and (S1).
R. Fillery-Travis (NLA), 10 September 2007.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1000 BC to 401 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (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)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (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 (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.
---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 - Bronze Age. 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 - 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 - NHER 7055.
<S1>Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18.

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