Record Details

NHER Number:1515
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman pottery kiln and metal working site

Summary

Since 1949 objects have been recovered from this area, which is located within a extensive Late Iron Age to Roman settlement (NHER 26626). Excavation took place in 1950, uncovering a number of rubbish pits filled with pottery sherds and oyster shells, and in 1952 around one of the areas where quantities of firebars and briquetage had been recovered. This recorded the presence of a possible pottery kiln. Since this time, metal detecting has retrieved brooches, a number of coins, metal objects and metal working debris, all supporting the theory of a Roman settlement in this area. Neolithic axeheads, the back of an Early Saxon brooch and a number of medieval and post medieval objects have also been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 67 33
Map Sheet:TF63SE
Parish:SNETTISHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

See Notes

1949. Roman sherds found.
1950. Excavation of Roman rubbish pits.
1952. Excavation of Roman furnace.
1955. Find of Roman sherds and flint Neolithic axe.
1983 - 4. Medieval and post medieval sherd found.
1988 - 9. Metal detecting. Roman razor and bucket
1990. Finds made with metal detector. Details to come.
1990. Excavation of Roman ditches.
See full details, drawings (S1) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 26 April 1999.

1998-1999. Metal detecting.
24 Roman coins.
59 Roman sherds.
10 Roman metal objects.
Early Saxon backplate from applied saucer brooch.
Seven medieval to early post medieval metal objects.
Six undated metal objects.
See lists in file.
Compiled by K. Hinds (NLA), 23 August 2000.

Before 6 July 2000. Metal detecting.
Six Roman coins.
Roman, medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file and map copy showing find locations.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 May 2001.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNACE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Undated)
  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLESH HOOK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN WASTE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RAZOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (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)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WASTER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6733B-N.
---Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF6733/ABU - ABX.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 SE 12.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1955. Drawing of a Neolithic flint axe.. Paper. 1:1.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1950. Drawing of a Romano British samian pot.. Paper. 1:1.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1952. Drawing of a Romano British pottery sherd.. Paper. 2:1.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1950. Drawing of a Romano British bronze brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
---Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1999. Drawing of an Early Saxon saucer brooch back plate.. Film. 2:1.
---Photograph: 2001. KSY 30-34, Romano British brooch fragmant with tube clasp..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Snettisham [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Snettisham [4].
---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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