Record Details

NHER Number:20030
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman object concentrations, Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of Roman and medieval pottery sherds from across this field. Two concentrations of Roman pottery sherds, along with fired clay and slag and medieval and post medieval material, were also noted.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5003 1796
Map Sheet:TF51NW
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1 February 1984. Fenland fieldwalking. Field of well-weathered plough soil but very damp.
Context 1: sparse scatter Roman sherds in east side field. (S1).
Context 2: concentration at 5010 1781. Sherds of Roman pottery generally within 25m of roadside dyke. Also odd bits of fired clay and slag but also a fair amount of post medieval material. Seems likely that the dyke has cut through a buried Roman level and material has been spread over field. But see also Context 3 70m x 25m. Some of the material form Context 2 has been reidentified as medieval pottery. (S2).
Context 3: at 5016 1799. Moderate scatter Roman pottery over relatively small area. Also a fair amount of post medieval material so odd bits of slag and fair amount fired clay could be associated with that. No sign that sits on a roddon although landscape does undulate slightly. Around 35m x 25m. (S3).
R. Silvester (NAU), 2 February 1984.

1 February. Well-weathered plough soil. Additional to Context 1 (general scatter).
Over all of the three conjoined fields forming a triangular shape, fair amount medieval pot and some Roman material.

6 February.
Further scatter of Roman material including Samian ware north of Context 3 but part of Context 1.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders. (S4).
R. Silvester (NAU), 7 February 1984.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA AC. FENS. WPA AC.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA 2. FENS. WPA 2.
<S3>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA 1. FENS. WPA 1.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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