Record Details

NHER Number:19154
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Beaker period pot from near the Lacon Arms pub


A Beaker pot with barbed wire decoration made by wrapping a string five times around the vessel was found in foundation trenches. A watching brief in 1997 found no archaeological features and finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5060 1721
Map Sheet:TG51NW

Full description

1979. Found in digging foundation trenches adjacent to Lacon Arms Public House.
Beaker, (S6 and S7). Barbed wire decoration in around 2cm lengths. String wrapped around five times around axis. Exterior pale red to buff to dark brown. Interior light to dark brown. Core, black.
Information from (S1) left behind by A. Lawson (NAU), made 15 July 1980 but no card or other reference found.
Details of findspot from (S2) and information from local people.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 May 1983.

Medium hard fabric + gray + flint and rounded quartz grains like that found in Stutton, Suffolk ?East Anglian Type. Cf Beaker from Stuston illustrated in (S3)

(S4) has a pencil cross just northwest of above spot at 5058 1728. W. Milligan (NCM) does not know why this is there, and there is no information with it. Did A. Lawson (NAU) mark it for this find and get no further?
E. Rose (NAU), 16 May 1983.

Given by [1] to whom it was given by finder (name unknown).
E.B. Green (NCM), 25 February 1991.

2 April 1997. Watching Brief.
Observation of foundation trenches. Building beside northern cross on map.
Revealed no archaeological material.
See report (S5) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 November 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Great Yarmouth Museum Accessions Register.
<S3>Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. Fig 364.
<S4>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Gaffney, K. 1997. Results of Watching Brief at MB's Leisure Bar, Hemsby, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 224.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. 1983. Drawing of a Beaker pot with barbed wire decoration.. Film. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Unknown. 1983. Drawing of a Beaker pot with barbed wire decoration.. Film. 1:1.

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