Record Details

NHER Number:34110
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Iron Age to Roman settlement activity

Summary

A geophysical survey in 1998, carried out during the laying of a gas pipeline, revealed an undated ditch and pits at this site. Fieldwalking recovered prehistoric flint flakes and pot boilers, and building material and pottery from the Roman to the post medieval periods. Subsequent watching brief recorded two large pits containing diverse domestic and industrial waste material dated to the Iron Age and Roman periods which may indicate settlement during this period at this location.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9409 2185
Map Sheet:TF92SW
Parish:BRISLEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1998. Geophysical survey of route of proposed pipeline, site 3.
A ditched feature was noted oriented north-south, running parallel to former field boundaries shown on (S1), but not corresponding with any of these. There are also a few small possible pits visible on the results of the survey.
The site is close to a field called 'Brick pightle' on (S2).
See (S3) for further details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 12 December 2007.

November 1998. Fieldwalking on route of proposed pipeline.
Fieldwalking produced flint flakes, pot boilers, Roman, medieval and post medieval tile fragments, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds.
See (S4) for further details.
E. Rose, (NLA) 10 Dec 1998 and 7 May 1999.

April to July 1999. Archaeological excavation and watching brief, Brisley to Bushy Common Pipeline. Site 2.
Two large pits containing diverse domestic and industrial waste material which has been dated to the Iron Age to Roman periods was recorded during pipe-trenching. A further spread of unstratified Iron Age and Roman pottery was recovered from the surrounding area (see NHER 57959).
See (S5) for details.
E. Ford (HES), 01 Oct 2012.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Historic turn-up on route of gas line. 16 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Gravel puzzle. 30 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Map: Glenister, W.. 1838. Brisley Tithe Map.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 1999. Brisley to Bushy Common Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Evaluations. Network Archaeology. 222.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 1998. Brisley to Bushy Common Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Fieldwalking, Field Reconnaissance and Geophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 210.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2000. Brisley to Bushy Common Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief, 1999. Network Archaeology. 138.

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