Record Details

NHER Number:25059
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and saltern

Summary

Fieldwalking has recovered fragments of Roman pottery and Roman briquetage suggesting that this is the site of a Roman settlement and saltern, one of a number of similar sites identified along the course of the Fen Causeway Roman road (NHER 2796).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5298 9942
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1989. Conditions: good, well-weathered ploughsoil.
Small and sparse concentration of pottery.
A few fragments of fired clay and a couple of oyster shell fragments. Set in dark grey soil on south side of fen causeway roddon. Area 19m east to west x 17m north to south.
R.J. Silvester (NAU), 2 January 1989.

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

(S2) records this the site of a Roman settlement dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries, one of a number of similar sites identified along the course of the Fen Causeway Roman road (NHER 2796). Briquetage has also been recovered from the site, suggesting that salt-making took place here during the Roman period.
See (S2) for more details.

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NDH 11. FENS.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52. p 109.

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