Group of pits at King's Newnham

Description of this historic site

The site of a pit cluster. Some of the pits contained cremated bone and flint and dated to the Neolithic period whilst others were of Early Bronze Age date. The pit cluster was situated 1km north east of Bretford.

Notes about this historic site

1 A scatter of pits containing cremated bone and flints, the preservation of finds was generally inferior to SMR 8818, found across the river.
2 Dating given as from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.
3 A single pit located at the southern edge of the excavated area contained early Neolithic pottery. A further two pits contained Peterborough Ware whilst a further pit contained other probable Neolithic pottery. Early Bronze Age Urn sherds were recovered from two pits and residually in a gully. Total of 152 flints recovered from this area mainly dating to the later Neolithic and Bronze Age.

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