Record Details

NHER Number:19498
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Iron Age and Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This is the site of a Roman settlement, and there may have been a settlement here during the Iron Age. Prehistoric flints and pottery dating from the late prehistoric to the post medieval periods, and post medieval roof tile has been found during fieldwalking.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 383 970
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HALES, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

13 March 1983. Hales survey site 90. Recently cultivated, conditions not good.
Flint flake (identified by J. Wymer (NAU) January 1985).
6 flint gritted sherds (one rim late Bronze Age or Iron Age, 1 sherd ditto, 4 prehistoric identified by A. Gregory (NAU) 1986.)
74 Roman greyware.
1 samian.
1 oxidised Roman.
1 Much Hadham ware.
3 medieval unglazed.
1 medieval glazed.
2 Late medieval glazed ?
9 glazed red earthenware.
4 late stoneware.
1 18th to 19h century glazed.
1 tin glazed earthenware.
Concentration of reduced pantile under removed hedge line to west.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1983.

See (S1) in file.

(S2) records this as Site 90.
Iron Age pottery found on this site suggests that there may have been a settlement here during the Iron Age. There was certainly a settlement here during the Roman period.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 90. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
<S2>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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