Record Details

NHER Number:15346
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pits/ditches, Early Saxon wristclasp

Summary

In 1979 a number of features were noted in this area of the route of the Swaffham bypass road. These were thought to be pits and/or ditches, and contained 1st to 4th century Roman pottery sherds and coins. An Early Saxon wristclasp was also recovered.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70NE
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1979. South of Little Friars Thornes. On Swaffham Bypass line.
Dark features containing 1st-4th century Roman pottery and coins. Also Early Saxon wristclasp.
Discovered by A. Rogerson (NAU), and C. Morris.
Partial excavation by A. Gregory (NAU).
See detailed report in file by A. Gregory (NAU).
Includes prehistoric flint, medieval sherds. [1]
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 10 October 1979.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHAIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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