|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Site of Roman settlement and saltern|
Fieldwalking has recovered fragments of Roman pottery and 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).
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|Grid Reference:||TL 5387 9978|
|Parish:||NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Concentration of pottery (sparse to moderate).
Including fragment of briquetage and sparse bone.
Set in dark soil on west side of large roddon.
Approximately 50m northwest/southeast x 55m northeast/southwest. Pottery from a further 40m southeast. In all 90m northwest/southeast.
Conditions: good, 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 AD, 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-production was taking place here during the Roman period.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 2 August 2006.
- SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NDH 13. 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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