Record Details

NHER Number:24388
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman brick, briquetage, fuel ash slag and pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1988 recovered a small concentration of brick and briquetage fragments, with some lumps of fuel ash slag and a few Roman pottery sherds. It is possible that this site may be related to the production of salt during the Roman period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5229 9840
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Second field east of Flinthouse Drove.

7 April 1988. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered ploughsoil.
Concentration of brick and briquetage fragments, with some lumps of fuel ash slag and few Roman sherds, on edge of hollow beside roddon? 27m northwest to southeast x 24m northeast to southwest at 1.5m Ordnance Dating.
See (S1).
R. Silvester (NAU), 7 April 1988.

17 November 1988. Further visit.
Few more Roman sherds, some brick like material but still not convinced this is a genuine site.
R. Silvester (NAU), 17 November 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S1).

Monument Types

  • SALT WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MANUFACTURING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders. VPW 2. NCM.

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