Record Details

NHER Number:16304
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery find and possible hall site, Beighton

Summary

In 1980, the base of a Roman jar was found when a fence post hole was excavated.
It is also possible that this area is the site of Beighton Hall. The hall is marked on Faden's map of 1797, but the accuracy of this has been questioned.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3793 0856
Map Sheet:TG30NE
Parish:BEIGHTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1980. Found in digging post hole for fence post, c.2' deep.
Base of Roman jar 100-300 AD.
Identified by A. Gregory (NCM) 10 June 1980.
S. Margeson (NCM) 12 June 1980.

This is also the site of Beighton Hall as marked and named on Faden's map 1797. It is shown by the little symbol indicating a gentleman's residence at the north end of a green. The position is difficult to plot exactly on the modern map; nothing is shown on the first edition 1" OS 1838. Faden is sometimes inaccurate with placing mansions and it is not impossible that this is a mistake for the Manor House, site 22025.
E.Rose (NLA) 3 October 1994.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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