Record Details

NHER Number:16525
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman hearths, pits, ditches and butchery site

Summary

Fieldwalking here in 1988 recorded a scatter of prehistoric pot boilers and flints, multi-period pottery sherds and animal bones at this location. In 1998 trenches dug in advance of the reservoir discovered Roman ditches, pits, hearths and a butchery site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6069 9524
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:SOUTHERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

10 May 1980. Context 2 at 606 951.
Cropmark.
Rectilinear enclosure evident as cropmark.
See (S1).
D. Edwards (NAU) 1 September 1980.

10 March 1988. Fenland fieldwalking, rough ploughed and weathered, beans, some weeds.
Context 1 (Site SRY BC): general scatter Roman and medieval sherds and odd flints.
Context 3 (47m northwest to southeast x 40m northeast to southwest at 2.1m OD. Site SRY 17) at 6062 9510 (overlying cropmark): concentration sparse Roman sherds, few tile fragments, couple of bags of bone fragments, bronze coin. Very little obvious soil staining.
Context 4 (26m northwest to southeast x less than 20m northeast to southwest at 1.8m OD. Site SRY 18) at 6060 9508, also within cropmark: Concentration sparse pot boilers close to but not apparently associated with Context 3.
NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 10 March 1988.

One sherd from Context 1 reidentified as decorated Early Saxon.

For full details of wares, flint types, etc. see Fenland Folders.

July 1998. Evaluation trenching in advance of reservoir. Contexts to at least 5131 used.
Roman ditches, pits, hearths and butchery site found.
See (S2).
See also (S3).
E. Rose (NAU) 27 August 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILL SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Undated)
  • TILE (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY 17. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY 18. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY BC. FENS.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: OS AP 80 063 007.
<S2>Unpublished document: Francis, K.. 2005. John Samuels Archaeological Consultants Report JSAC 408/05/01.A Report on an Archaeological Strip, Map and Sample at a Reservoir Site at Manor Farm, Southery, Norfolk..
<S3>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 382.

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