Record Details

NHER Number:28671
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman building and multi-period objects


Fieldwalking in 1987 recovered evidence suggesting the presence of a Roman period building. As this area encompasses the areas of NHER 24053 and NHER 28671, it seems likely that these refer to the same building, identified as a possible Roman villa. Metal detecting in 1999 also recovered further Roman coins and metal objects, as well as Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects and Neolithic flint objects.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 76 02
Map Sheet:TF70SE

Full description

June 1987. Fieldwalking.
Prehistoric, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval finds, including Roman pottery sherds and building material. Possible Roman building. See secondary file for details.
Finds seen by A. Rogerson (NLA). Information from member of the public. [1]
D. A. Gurney (NLA), 12 November 1991

This site is a large scatter that included the sites of NHER 17686 and NHER 24053

May to June 1999. Metal detecting. [2].
Eight Roman coins.
Roman, Early Saxon (S1), medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in secondary file.
A. Rogerson, 22 December 1999.

March 2001. Metal detecting.
16th century dress hook.
Information from PAS download.
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 October 2012.

2005. Thematic Research.
This site formed part of case study area for a research paper on the value of metal-detected finds in archaeological research, particularly within landscape studies and identification of previously unknown cemetery sites. The case study area included NHER 25458, NHER 28671, NHER 31759, NHER 34131, NHER 34355, and NHER 34965.
See journal article (S2) for further details.
H. Hamilton (HES), 26 July 2017.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1999. KSM 20, Early Saxon small long brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1999. Drawing of an Early Saxon small long brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Chester-Kadwell, M. 2005. Metal-Detector Finds in Context: New Light on 'Dark Age' Cemeteries in the Landscape of Norfolk. Archaelogical Review from Cambridge. Vol 20.1, pp 70-96. pp 90-93.

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