Record Details

NHER Number:40943
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible post medieval ditches, prehistoric flints and pottery


Excavations on this site prior to gravel extraction revealed several ditches which likely represent post medieval field boundaries. Undated pits and post holes were also recorded, three of which contained prehistoric worked flints. Other finds included several fragments of Iron Age pottery. These sherds and the worked flints indicate that there may have been prehistoric activity on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 98792 18653
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

November 2004. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1000-1063? used.
Revealed several ditches which likely represent post medieval field boundaries as well as pits and post holes. One of the ditches contained a single post-medieval sherd, two pits and one post hole contained sparse, poor quality prehistoric struck flint and a few unstratified Iron Age sherds were recovered.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2010.64).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 22 March 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 2 July 2015 and 11 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Doyle, K. 2004. Roostinghills Quarry - Proposed Southern Extension, Beetley/North Elmham, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation. Archaeological Solutions. 1691.
<S2>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 752.

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