Record Details

NHER Number:19071
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking here in 1983 recovered a large number of Roman pottery sherds along with a few fragments of animal bone, shell and glass. A possible roddon may exist to the west of this area but the patterning of the field surface here is complex.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 4965 1158
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WALSOKEN, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 and 24 March 1983. Fieldwalking by R. Silvester (NAU) and S. White (NAU).
Major scatter of Roman pottery recovered in spite of fact that field recently harrowed. Area approximately 90m northwest to southeast x 50m northeast to southwest. Height uncertain perhaps 2.1m (7ft) OD.
Within general area, linear spread of distinctively charcoally soil containing large amount of pottery. One or two areas of soil a darker colour than surrounding area. South part field where pottery concentrates generally darker in colour than silts. Small amount bone present, one or two shells. Possibly few fragments Roman glass. Possible roddon just to west but several filled-in dykes present.
A confused undulating field surface.
R. Silvester (NAU) March 1983.

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

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

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Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSK 2. FENS.

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