Record Details

NHER Number:10194
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman Villa site, Topcroft

Summary

Roman pottery sherds and tile fragments have been visible in this area since 1959. In 1984 a very heavy concentration of flint and brick rubble, as well as almost complete tiles with opus signinum fragments were recovered and wall plaster. Coins from the late 1st to 4th centuries have been recovered from the area, as well as brooches from the same periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 27 93
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1959 - 1960. Roman sherds and tile found.
1979. Roman sherds found; cropmarks claimed.
1980. Traces of Roman villa found.
1982 - 1986. Found with metal detector. Roman and medieval metalwork, Iron Age coin. Evidence of bath house.
1990. Found with metal detector. Roman coins and brooch.
1992. Roman tile found
1997. Metal detector find. Roman coins.
See full details in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 October 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • BATH HOUSE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 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)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RAZOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: JHP 22, Papal Bulla..
---Photograph: JHP 23, 24, 25, Clemens VI.
---Photograph: JHP, 26-29, Early crossbow brooch..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Topcroft.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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