Record Details

NHER Number:12968
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible prehistoric burnt mound or hearth

Summary

A layer of black charcoal with many prehistoric burnt flints in it was identified in the side of a drainage ditch or pipe trench. This may be a prehistoric burnt mound or hearth.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0942 3626
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:HEMPSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1977. Seen by A. Rogerson (NAU) in section in drainage ditch or pipe trench.
Layer of black charcoal ridden soil with profuse burnt flint. Around 10cm thick, at least 2m north to south and 1m east to west, minimum depth 1m, underneath layer of clean very natural looking gravel itself beneath topsoil. Called Mesolithic or Palaeolithic by A. Rogerson (NAU), but evidence?

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HEARTH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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