Record Details

NHER Number:15384
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman lava quern fragment

Summary

Part of a Roman lava quern stone was found in this garden, which also contained many fossils, part of a tombstone collected from the beach and a piece of puddingstone. This suggests a collection of objects may have been dumped here at one time.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 2575 4011
Map Sheet:TG24SE
Parish:SIDESTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1979. Found in garden. [1]
Roman Rhineland lava quern (upper stone), roughly conical in shape. 16.5cm across, 7cm thick, millstone-like spiralling ridges on underside. Straight central hole, hole for handle. Also large lump of Herts puddingstone. However, number of fossils found in garden suggests this may be a collector's dump. Name of cottage, which is early 18th century, comes from a signalling gun that was kept here. Garden also contains an 18th or 19th century tombstone found on the beach which probably came from the old churchyard.
Objects seen on site by E. Rose (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 23 October 1979.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

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