Record Details

NHER Number:2489
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of undated field systems, ring ditches and pits

Summary

In 1930 aerial photographs recorded cropmarks of rectangles and long narrow fields thought to represent a possible Roman settlement. Further aerial photography in 1976 recorded the cropmarks of two sub-rectangular enclosures, several 'Riley' circles, extensive cultivation remains, and multiple pits that may be the remains of Roman turbaries.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 517 972
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1930s.
Cropmarks of rectangles and long narrow fields - Roman settlement?
Seen by S. J. Halum.
NCM card (S1) by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1 July 1976. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Positive cropmarks.
Two sub-rectangular enclosures.
And several 'Riley' circles and extensive cultivation remains and multiple pits? Located in southwest area.
D. Voisey (NLA), 22 Febraury 1995.

1978. Surface finds.
Thin scatter of Nene Valley Ware (Roman). Found by Ordnance Survey Inspector. They occurred at less than two per sq.m. over an area of about 30m diameter.
Information from OS card, OS Records (S2).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 22 February 1990

Monument Types

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (subrectangular, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (turbaries, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL5197A,B,C, RAF/1634/1219 OS 76/126 288-89.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-126-287.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-126-288.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

Related records - none

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