Record Details

NHER Number:25334
Type of record:Monument
Name:Spice Hills Roman Canal


Spice Hills Canal is thought to be a Roman period feature, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, and thought to approach and almost certainly join the Aylmer Roman canal (NHER 25333). A watching brief in 2001 recovered no evidence of this feature.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 558 140
Map Sheet:TF51SE

Full description

Roman canal visible as earthwork (S1). It runs south west/north east line and appears to approach and almost certainly join the Aylmer Roman canal (NHER 25333).
E. Rose (NAU), 10 July 1989.

August 2001. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks for extension to metalworks.
Negative results.
See report (S2) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • CANAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. pp 54, 59; Fig 42.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Emery, P. 2001. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Mike Smith Fabrications, Magdalen Road, Tilney St Lawrence, King's Lynn. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 627.

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