Record Details

NHER Number:31789
Type of record:Monument
Name:Potentially prehistoric pits


Excavations carried out before the construction of three reservoirs recorded two pits of possible prehistoric date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 189 042
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

March 1996. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation on site of new reservoirs.
Two sub-square pits with charcoal-rich fills. Possible prehistoric, although a single retouched flint flake was the only find recovered.
Finds recovered from the general area of the trenches included prehistoric flint flakes and scrapers, an iron nail, lead shot and lead and copper alloy scrap.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
See NHER 60671 for details of features uncovered in vicinity of Intwood Hall.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 July 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SHOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wallis, H. 1996. Evaluation Excavations at Intwood Hall. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 169.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 554.

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