Record Details

NHER Number:23385
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age and Roman settlement on field between Hythe Road and Hanging Drove


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric worked flints and prehistoric, Iron Age and medieval pieces of pot. A concentration of Iron Age material was recorded and evidence of a possible hearth was noted. This is indicative of Iron Age settlement. A concentration of Roman material was noted during later fieldwalking before the construction of a pipeline. This is part of NHER 22364, a Roman settlement.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7221 9492
Map Sheet:TL79SW

Full description

5 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking.
Well weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1 general scatter. MTW DA.
Flints, prehistoric, Iron Age and medieval sherds across field.
Also Roman sherds.

Context 2 at 7230 9512. MTW 112.
Concentration of Iron Age sherds with sparse bone, sparse flint which need not necessarily be contemporary. Sparse pot boilers and sparse broken pebbles. Patches of grey ashy soil being ploughed up and many very small fragments of gravel set on a very gentle east sloping ridge close to peat.
Also medieval sherds and roofing tile.
R. Silvester (NAU), 5 February 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

February-March 1992. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Route of Wellington Plantation to Stoke Ferry Pipeline. Context 3 at TL 7211 9504. Other half of site NHER 22364 Context 8.
Iron Age and Roman pot scatter.
See details under NHER 22364. See also reports (S3) and (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 13 May 1992.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • 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)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 112. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW DA. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1992. Summary Report of Fieldwork at Denton-Stoke Ferry Pipeline (Stage 2) February - March 1992. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 34.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1992. The Wellington Plantation - Stoke Ferry Pipeline. A Summary of Archaeological Work undertaken on the route of the Pipeline. February-August 1992. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 29.

Related records

22364Related to: Prehistoric occupation and Roman settlement, Prehistoric, Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds (Find Spot)

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