Record Details

NHER Number:1270
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman building and multi-period finds

Summary

As far back as 1952, a spread of Roman material, including pottery fragments, roof and flue tiles and oyster shells was noted, indicating the former presence of a Roman building. From the mid 1980s to date, much further Roman material has been recovered, mainly by metal detecting. Objects found include coins, brooches, a bracelet and pottery fragments. Iron Age, Saxon, medieval and post medieval objects have also been recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 68 40
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1952. For location see Notes.
Roman rubbish over an area.
See notes and sketch map in file. Rubbish in lines like trenches.
Chalk patches forming curves etc.; not caused by plough as across the line of ploughing. Little building material.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1952.
Finds included potsherds, roof and flue tiles, much chalk clunch footings, and oyster shells.
Information from (S1).
R.J.Rickett (NAU), 14 March 1990

1985-6.
Context 2, area (see Notes) produced large quantities of Roman coins and pottery. Also medieval and post medieval sherds, Late Saxon strap end, ring; Middle Saxon pin, medieval buckles etc Roman brooches and weight. List in File.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 12 February 1986.

Pottery now in NCM.
E. Rose (NAU).

Also 1986, April.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon sherds in NCM, and a silver ring, undated.
Full details and drawings in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 12 May 1986.

1987-1988.
See Notes; further finds including Iron Age pottery.
W. Milligan (NCM), 17 March 1988.

1988-9.Metal detecting. Late Saxon spur found (see file).
E. Rose (NAU)

1988-1996. Metal detecting, continuing into site NHER 29563.
Roman coins, brooches, bell, vessel mount, key, cosmetic pestle.
Late Saxon strap end, bridle, pin (or Middle Saxon).
Medieval ring, seal, buckles, belt fitting, knife guard.
See full details on polaroid copies in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 22 April 1999

1996-1997. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.

1997-1998. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end, Roman bracelet, medieval buckle, three Roman coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 July 1999.

July 2001. Norfolk NMP.
It is possible that the cropmark rectilinear enclosure recorded at ngr (see Notes) under NHER 26960, relates to the rubbish-filled trenches described above, although this is not certain at present.
S. Massey (NMP), 4 July 2001.

See also NHER 29563.
M. Horlock (NLA), 12 December 2002.

2001-2002. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 March 2003.

2002-2003. Metal detecting.
Twenty three Roman coins.
Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2004.

2003-2004. Metal-detecting.
Eight Roman coins.
Roman and undated metal objects.
Post-medieval knife end cap dated 1526.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 December 2004.

Before 22 October 2007. Metal-detecting.
Fragment of Iron Age / Roman terret ring, Roman coins, a nail and fragment of a bow brooch, Late Saxon strap end, medieval buckle, an undated possible lead weight and a lead pot mend.
See description in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 31 October 2007.i

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Post Medieval - 800 BC to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • POT MEND (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • BEAD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • TANKARD (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPUR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1526 AD to 1526 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1526 AD to 1526 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Lewton-Braine, C. H. 1967. The Archaeology of Heacham and the adjoining areas. p6.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 1986. Drawing of a Late Saxon strapend.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 1986. Drawing of a Late Saxon strapend.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of an Early Post Medieval knife end cap.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2003. Drawing of an Iron Age tankard handle.. Film. 2:1.
---Photograph: 1999. KMS 16, Middle/Late Saxon strap-end..
---Photograph: 2003. KTQ 22, Early Saxon knob..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hunstanton (Old).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CKJ1-14,CZT26-31 (strapend), CZV22-23.
<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

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