Record Details

NHER Number:28456
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman building and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting and fieldwalking have recovered a wide range of objects dating from the prehistoric to the post medieval period. These include a Bronze Age sickle, Roman coins and brooches, and a medieval leather stamp. The discovery of tessarae, Roman building material and pottery suggests there may have been a Roman building on the site. The cropmarks previously recorded under this number are now under NHER 52223—8.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23 03
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The cropmarks previously recorded under this number are now under NHER 52223—8.

March to June 1991. Fieldwalking and metal detecting.
Harry's Field or Clay Pit Field.
General finds from field containing sites: NHER 9844, NHER 9849, NHER 12307, NHER 22076, NHER 22077, NHER 22078, NHER 24333, NHER 25985.
Nine Roman coins (list in file)
Neolithic leaf arrowhead, grey flint, bifacially worked. 31mm long, maximum width 16.5mm. Found at [1].
Information from [2].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 April 1991.

6 July 1992. NLA air photography.
Linear cropmarks over whole field.
D. Edwards (NLA).

January 1995. Metal detecting finds.
Two Roman coins.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 6 March 1995.

September 1995. RAF Marham thermal imagery infra red photography.
Possible trackway or linear feature across field from site NHER 9836 to [3].
Possible enclosure at [4].
D. Edwards (NLA) 28 September 1995.

1997. Fieldwalking by NAHRG members.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval sherds.
Roman coin.
Post medieval thimble.
See list in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 4 December 1997.

31 July and 10 August 2002. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 September 2002.

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks previously recorded under this number are now under NHER 52223—8, including enclosures and fields parallel to the Roman road running southwest from Caistor Roman town (NHER 52228) and field boundaries and a trackway of either Roman or medieval to post medieval date (NHER 52227). The possible trackway and enclosure previously identified on the infra red photography were not mapped as it was not entirely clear whether they related to archaeological features or modern an/or agricultural.
S. Horlock (NMP), 24 March 2009.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE? (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY? (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 2303 AGW-AHL, ANL-ANP.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records

22076Parent of: Bronze Age sickle (Find Spot)
9849Parent of: Cropmarks of a possible Roman building (Monument)
25985Parent of: Medieval stamp (Find Spot)
12307Parent of: Multi-period finds scatter (Find Spot)
24333Parent of: Possible undated building (Monument)
9844Parent of: Roman building (Monument)
22078Parent of: Roman coin (Find Spot)
22077Parent of: Roman key (Find Spot)
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