Record Details

NHER Number:4848
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age settlement

Summary

A scatter of Neolithic flints including scrapers, saws, part of a sickle blade, a fabricator, axeheads, an awl and arrowheads were found. Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of pieces of medieval and Roman pot and a concentration of Iron Age pottery indicative of settlement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7040 9398
Map Sheet:TL79SW
Parish:METHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1968 and earlier. Context 2 at 7025 9400c.
Late Neolithic flints, surface scatter, including Butt scraper, double and single sided saw, top of sickle blade, fabricator, trimming axe, butt of small axe, scrapers, awl, point and leaf shaped arrowheads, barbed and tanged arrowheads.
E.B. Green (NCM).

5 February 1987. Fenland Survey fieldwalking.
Context 1. General scatter over field that includes eastern half of context 2 above. MTW DB.
Odd sherds of medieval pot (not finished).

Context 3 at 7045 9417. MTW 113.
Concentration of Iron Age pottery, sparse, and a few flints not necessarily associated) and burnt pebbles. On very gentle chalk slope, below hillside min 48m northeast to southwest x 21m northwest to southeast at 4.6m OD.
R.J. Silvester (NAU), 5 February 1987.

22 March 1988. Field finished.
Further finds same as context 1 above. also Roman sherds.
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 March 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AWL (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FABRICATOR (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SAW (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 113. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW DB. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Methwold.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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