Record Details

NHER Number:5687
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval gun flint pits


Post medieval gun flint pits were reportedly found here in 1933. A single pit identified as an earthwork on imagery from a lidar survey flown in 2015 may be a former flint mine.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 835 873
Map Sheet:TL88NW

Full description

Old gun flint pits found by 'G.F.' 6 April 1933.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

December 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A single pit, visible as an earthwork on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S1), may be the remains of one of the post medieval flint pits or mines described above. It is partially surrounded by a curvilinear bank of spoil, similar to that evident at many post medieval flint mining sites. It is likely that the earthwork still survives, although a survey of this area could not identify any pits at this site with any certainty (S2).
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 15th December 2017.

Monument Types

  • FLINT MINE? (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • FLINT MINE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • QUARRY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 88 NW M [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Lynford.
<S1>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
<S2>Unpublished Document: The Breckland Society. 2016. Flint in the Brecks. p26.

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