Record Details

NHER Number:25065
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery sherds, shell and briquetage

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1989 recovered a concentration of briquetage with some pottery sherds and shell. It is thought that these objects indicate the presence of salt production activity during the Roman period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5197 9860
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1989. On flat area of silt beside roddon.
Approximately 25m east to west x 26m north to south. Conditions: good, weathered ploughsoil.
Roman saltern site. Concentration of briquetage with a little pottery and shell. Set in dark soil with a reddish tinge.
R. Silvester (NAU), 11 January 1989.

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

Monument Types

  • SALT WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Fenland Folders.

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