Record Details

NHER Number:6251
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible iron working pits


Undated pits are recorded here. They may have been dug for iron working. No sign of them can be seen, however, on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1024 4296
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

'Pits' on Kelling Heath.
See (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

On (S1) R.R. Clarke (NCM) notes 'Pits - age uncertain - quarries for ferruginous gravel for iron working?'

(S2) has 'pits' marked here and at NHER 6250 as antiquities.
It is unlikely the grid reference is meant to be accurate; the words seem generally to refer to Muckleburgh Hill and Fox Hill, both of which are continuations of Kelling Heath.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 October 1985.

October 2003. Norfolk NMP.
No definite traces of pits relating to this site were mapped during the NMP. Pits were mapped within the general vicinity (NHER 38369) although these all appeared to be military in origin. On Hunting Survey photographs from 1969 (S3) some pits are visible within the location indicated in the previous record, however, due to the massive amount of post-war activity on the hill, it is hard to distinguish any definitely earlier features. These pits cover an area approximately 50m by 40m, centred on TG 1027 4299.
S. Massey (NMP), 19 November 2003.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 14 SW 4.
---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 - Miscellaneous. Kelling.
<S1>Serial: 1883. Archaeological Journal. Vol XL. p 282.
<s1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<s2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<s3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0124-5 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TG 0943A, TG 1043C).

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