Record Details

NHER Number:34163
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds and features, The Gables excavation

Summary

An evaluation excavation in 1998 revealed a cremation of possible prehistoric date, prehistoric flint artefacts, a series of Roman field ditches, medieval quarry pits and 20th century features. In 2000 an excavation focused on the area immediatley around the cremation uncovered a 20th century gully. The excavation suggested that the cremation was probably an isolated example.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0466 2096
Map Sheet:TG02SW
Parish:BAWDESWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1998. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation in advance of development.
Prehistoric cremation, Roman ditches and medieval quarry pits.
Finds recovered included Bronze Age worked flint, Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds, Roman brick and medieval buckle (called book clasp in report).
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2). See also correspondence (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 January 1999.

March 2000. Excavation
Small excavation, centred on the cremation.
Found only a modern gully.
See report (S4) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S5).
D. Gurney (NLA), 25 October 2000.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (excavated, Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DITCH (excavated, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (excavated, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUARRY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GULLY (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Mill, P. and Fell, D. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation of Land Adjacent to Old Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk. Archaeological Project Services. 29/99.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 522.
<S3>Correspondence: Lane, T., APS. 1999. Letter to A. Rogerson, (NLA). 4 June.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Taylor, G. 2000. Archaeological Investigation at the Gables, Old Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk. Archaeological Project Services. 127/00.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 708.

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