Record Details

NHER Number:21307
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval flint working site

Summary

Fieldwalking collected a large number of worked flint flakes. Some of these may be prehistoric. In one area a small number of post medieval gun flint blades were recorded. These were produced when gun flints were made on the site. No features typically associated with flint mining were identified on imagery from a recent lidar survey.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 823 908
Map Sheet:TL89SW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn 1984. Fieldwalking.
Survey by [1] of Forestry Commission Plantation T.71 after felling of trees.
Around 75 to 100 crude flakes, some large, presumably prehistoric. Also a small number of proximal and distal segments of gun flint blades. Latter at TL 8225 9084.
Identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU).
See report (S1) for further details.
J.J.Wymer (NAU), 29 April 1985. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 March 2015.

April 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
No features typically associated with flint mining were identified on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S2).
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 3rd April 2017.

Monument Types

  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Bailey, D. 1985. Fieldwalking Report - "Prehistoric Survey". Forestry Commission Plantation T.71.
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Lynford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUN-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

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