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CHER Number:06388
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Neolithic settlement, Hallard's Fen, Burwell

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 570 675
Parish:Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • SETTLEMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds:

  • ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • AXE (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • AXE (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BURIN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

1. Probable Neolithic and early Bronze Age settlement lies in Hallard's Fen ... at 5ft - 10ft above OD. Large numbers of flint and stone implements have been found on the fenland of the parish. Recent finds, whose location is more accurately recorded, show a concentration in Hallard's Fen indicating a settlement site. Quantities of flint cores, waste flakes, flint axes, scrapers, burins and leaf-shaped or barbed and tanged arrowheads have been found, as well as a number of polished stone axes.

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: RCHM. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume II. North-East Cambridgeshire. 40.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Fox, C.. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region. Map 1.
<3>Excavation archive: Lethbridge, T. C.. Lethbridge excavation archive.