Record Details

NHER Number:14940
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Bronze and Early Iron Age settlement


Evaluation in advance of the building of Aylsham bypass noted the presence of many pits containing Iron Age and Bronze Age pottery after the topsoil has been stripped. Roman and medieval pottery was also recovered. These extensive features indicate a Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age settlement over 500m in length. These may be related to nearby cropmarks NHER 12772.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 206 294
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

June to July 1979. Along line of Aylsham bypass through three fields. Contexts 1 to 47.
Seen on stripped surface, east and west limits of site not known.
Large number of features, mainly pits, mostly containing Iron Age pottery. A few with Bronze Age, Roman or medieval.
Some details in file, rest awaiting detailed publication.
A. Gregor (NAU), 16 November 1983.

(S1) added belatedly to file. Papers with S. Percival (NAU) for future reworking and publication.
See also NHER 12772.
D. Gurney (NLA), 15 August 2003.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1000 BC to 401 BC)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Gregory, T.. 1983. Aylsham Bypass, Norfolk.. Iron Age Pottery Group Newsletter. No 3 (December 1983).
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1979. Section of the southern part of pit.. Film. 1:10.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Gregory, T.. Prehistoric and Romano-British Occupation on the Aylsham Bypass.

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