Record Details

NHER Number:23117
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sites of prehistoric and Early Neolithic occupation on field running northwest from junction of Methwold Hythe Lode and Cut-Off Channel, Roman finds


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered Early Neolithic worked and prehistoric burnt flints. Two concentrations of material are indicative of Early Neolithic and prehistoric occupation. Metal-detecting in 2018 recovered a Roman coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7062 9476
Map Sheet:TL79SW

Full description

20 November 1986. Fenland fieldwalking.
On young winter cereal, weathered soil.
Context 1 general scatter. MTW BY
Odd fragments good quality flint coming up from peat layer.

Context 2 at 7076 9474. MTW 71
Concentration sparse to moderate pot boilers, a few flints. On loam edge, quite pronounced but still peat covered,
above peat filled hollow. 55m north to south x 30m east to west at 1.8m OD.

Context 3 at 7069 9470. MTW 72
Spread of flints and pot boilers, both sparse, on peat covered loam ridge. 45m northeast to southwest x 30m northwest to southeast at 1.4m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 24 November 1986.

Flints are Early Neolithic. F. Healy (NAU).

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

January 2018. Metal-detecting. [1].
1 Roman coin.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 2 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 350 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 71. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 72. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW BY. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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