Record Details

NHER Number:10178
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman occupation site and field systems

Summary

Finds of Roman coins, brooches, building material and other objects indicate the former presence of a Roman settlement. Aerial photography in 1996 showed the cropmarks of old field boundaries that probably related to the settlement. Part of the site has now been quarried away.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 21 94
Map Sheet:TM29SW
Parish:MORNINGTHORPE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1977. Cropmarks noted. Roman sherds found.
1979. Roman sherds and tile found.
1982. Excavation of Roman building material.
1983. Roman coins and brooch found with metal detector.
1986. Late Saxon sherd found.
1987. Found with metal detector. Roman, medieval and post medieval metalwork.
See full details in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 8 March 1991.

2 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks visible of rectilinear enclosures to the west of site of Roman buildings.
It is likely that these are fields relating to that occupation.
The small rectangular enclosure identified within these features may be a further building site.
See (S1).
S. Massey (NLA), 26 July 2001.

9-10 February 2009. Fieldwalking.
Details to come.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 10 February 2009.

November 2012.
Aerial photographs show that the field which produced the majority of material was quarried away by 1986 and is now water-filled. Only the field to the west survives. This is the field in which cropmarks were noted; records also suggest a small number of finds came from this field.
K. Powell (HES), 5 November 2012.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: NHER TM 2194C.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1996. NHER TM 2194H 02-JUL-1996.

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