Record Details

NHER Number:25063
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and saltern

Summary

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).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5387 9978
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1989.
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.

Monument Types

  • SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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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