Record Details

NHER Number:21631
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric flints and multi-period finds


Various finds recovered during fieldwalking including a possible Palaeolithic flint flake, other prehistoric worked flints, three concentration of pot boilers, a medieval floor tile and fragments of pottery dating from the medieval and post-medieval periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8988 1261
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

17 April 1985. Fieldwalking.
Ordnance Survey Field Little Fransham 69.
Field walking in good conditions, ploughed and harrowed.
Worked flint, including, according to (S2), a large secondary flake of possible Palaeolithic date (TF 8983 1261).
Medieval sherds, late medieval/early post medieval, post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware.
Medieval 14th/15th green floor tile fragment, 47mm thick.
Also three pot boiler sites:
Context 10 (TF 8278 1260) 6m north to south x 6m east to west in west edge of newly cleaned dyke, under hedge bank; all in topsoil not cut into natural.
Context 12 (TF 8989 1258), 16m east to west x north to south.
Context 13 (TF 8999 1261) 16m east to west and north to south
See (S1) and (S2).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 14 August 1985. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 June 2013.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L188. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.
<S2>Thesis: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Fransham: an archaeological and historical study of a parish on the Norfolk boulder clay.

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