Record Details

NHER Number:25062
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and saltern

Summary

Fragments of Roman pottery and briquetage have been found during fieldwalking, 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 5384 9987
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Fenland Survey fieldwalking.
Concentration of Roman pottery (sparse to moderate) with sparse bone set in grey soil on west side of roddon.
Approximately 45m north to south x 19m east to west.
Conditions: good, well-weathered ploughsoil.
R. Silvester (NAU) 11 January 1989.

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

(S2) records this as the site of a Roman settlement dating from the 2nd to 3rd centuries, one of a number of similar sites identified along the course of the Fen Causeway Roman road (NHER 2796). Roman briquetage has also been found on the site, suggesting that salt-production was taking place here during the Roman period.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 2 August 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NDH 14. 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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