Record Details

NHER Number:1905
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman ditch, Early Bronze Age arrowhead, Roman objects

Summary

From the 1960s a number of Roman period objects have been recovered from this area, including coins, pottery sherds and roof tile fragments, as well as late Roman bracelet fragments. In addition, aerial photography has recorded the cropmarks of a possible Roman ditch, and an Early Bronze Age arrowhead has also been recovered from this area. A Roman coin was discovered here in the 1960s-1970s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 81 38
Map Sheet:TF83NW
Parish:STANHOE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1962.
Roman sherds including colour-coated ware, and fragments of roofing tiles, picked up in ploughed field. [1]

In 1969.
Roman coin (2AE) of Magnus Maximus (RIC IX, 49 no 32 (3 or 4)) found here.

Ditches seem to be visible on RAF AP.
Information from NCM card (S1).

1978. [1]
Indicated to P. Wade-Martins (NAU) the extent of the spread as revealed by further finds, which she retains with others.

Before 1972.
Barbed and Tanged arrowhead, barbs and tang broken, found and sketched. [2].
Formerly numbered NHER 1902. [3]
Sketch in File.
E. Rose (NAU).

Through 1960s and 1970s [4] Collected from surface of arable field.
Large collection of Roman pottery from sandy area roughly 200m across; see list in file.
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 December 1979.

1960's and 1970s. Casual finds.
Six Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 July 2009.

March/April 1991. Detecting.
Eleven Roman coins.
See list in file.
Cut 1/4d long cross. 1248-79.
Two bronze bracelet fragments:
i) long panel of horizontal groove between edge nicks 2 lozenge units with ring and dot. 4th century.
ii) eye terminal extant; horizontal groove between edge nicks: ?plain unit with marginal grooves; unit of transverse grooves: double ring and dot. 4th century.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 1991.

1960s – 1970s. Stray find.
1 further Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 20 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 353 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stanhoe.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Stanhoe.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records

1903Related to: Stanhoe Roman villa site (Monument)

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