Record Details

NHER Number:12887
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherds

Summary

In 1977 a number of Roman pottery sherds were found during the digging of foundations for a new house. The sherds belonged to at least at least twenty-one vessels including imitation butt-beaker, shouldered jars and fine ware bowls. The house now standing on site incorporates elements of medieval and post medieval timbers.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3098 0665
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:SURLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1977. In digging foundations for new house, mostly in 0.9m (3ft) length of west wall foundations, all close together.
Site is on west-facing slope with clear view over valley.
Early Roman sherds, at least twenty-one vessels including imitation butt-beaker, shouldered jars and fine ware bowls.
Some drawn NCM, (S1, S2 and S3) in the Illustration Library.
House is being built of modern brick, but with reused timbers from medieval and post medieval houses all over East Anglia.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1978. Drawing of two Roman pottery sherds.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1978. Drawing of two Roman pottery sherds.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1978. Drawing of two Roman pottery sherds.. Paper. 1:1.

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