Record Details

NHER Number:2786
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beaker hearth or burnt mound


In 1931 a Beaker hearth or burnt mound was discovered and flint scrapers and pottery sherds were recovered from it. Another scraper has also been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9840 1705
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

1931. Casual Find.
A hearth containing flint scrapers and Beaker fragments was discovered at this spot by member of the public [1]. The Beaker fragments exhibited four types of decoration, called 1A, 1B, and 1C by member of the public [2]. (S1) also mentions a thumbnail scraper found here by a member of the public [3].
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

The reference to (S2) speaks generally of the hearths in this area, but does not relate the above finds specifically to this site. This must have come from informant [1] himself.
The hearth was covered in earth during the levelling of the land for the garden of a new house, but was dug
into by the Dereham Antiquarian Society before, according to member of the public [4] (see NHER 2795).
E. Rose (NAU).

29 February 1984. Garage constructed on site.
Nothing was seen in the cleared ground and spill except modern rubbish. The footings apparently did not extend beneath dumped soil.
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • HEARTH (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Boston & Puddy. 1952. Dereham. p.3. p 3.
---Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. Nos 551-552.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hoe.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68.
<S3>Article in Serial: Apling, H. 1931. Bronze Age Settlements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VI Pt IV pp 365-370.

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