Record Details

NHER Number:37611
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric gullies

Summary

Archaeological evaluation and a watching brief carried out here during development revealed two prehistoric linear gullies and part of a probable ditch. Finds included fragments of prehistoric and Late Iron Age to Roman pottery, a probable Neolithic blade and a possible flint tool.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 76464 99046
Map Sheet:TL79NE
Parish:FOULDEN, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2003. Trial Trench.
Single trench excavation on site of proposed residential dwelling. Contexts 1-9.
Two gullies revealed. One contained prehistoric pottery. The other contained Late Iron Age/Roman pottery, also a probable Neolithic blade.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 7 January 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 May 2015.

February 2004. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavation of footings for new dwelling. Contexts 10-11.
Undatable feature, probably part of a ditch.
Unstratified possible flint tool.
See report (S3) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 24 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • GULLY (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • GULLY (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Griffiths, M. 2003. Results of an Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation: On land at 82 School Road, Foulden, Norfolk. M & M Archaeological Services.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Phillips, C. 2004. An Archaeological Watching Brief at 82 School Road, Foulden, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 922.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 754.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 577.

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