Record Details

NHER Number:21506
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman cremation, Roman and medieval pottery sherds

Summary

In 1985 an incomplete Roman coarseware pot containing a cremation dating to the late 2nd or early 3rd century was recovered on this site. Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered a small number of medieval pottery sherds and occasional Roman pottery sherds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5233 1949
Map Sheet:TF51NW
Parish:WALPOLE CROSS KEYS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February - March 1985. Found by mechanical digger in Poaks Field at around 2 ft 6 inches (0.76m) depth.
Context 2: at grid reference above. Incomplete (even before shattered by digger) coarseware pot containing cremation (report by J. McKinley in File). Pot very hard coarse white fabric. Late 2nd early 3rd century AD Nene Valley greyware.
Finds in KLM [1].
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU), compiled by E. M. James (KLM), 15 March 1985.

26 March 1986. Over all remainder of field; fieldwalking well weathered soil under cabbages.
Odd medieval sherds with perhaps the odd Roman thrown in. WPA BW (S1).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S2).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 28 March 1986.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • URN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA BW. FENS. WPA BW.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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