Record Details

NHER Number:28841
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman and Early Saxon remains, Tivetshall Sewerage Scheme

Summary

A watching brief carried out during work on sewers in the Tivetshall area recovered evidence of Roman or Early Saxon pits and ditches. In addition, pottery sherds from the Iron Age to Middle Saxon periods were also recovered, as well as coins, building materials and metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1669 8439
Map Sheet:TM18SE
Parish:TIVETSHALL ST MARY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Watching Brief, Fieldwalking and detecting.
Carried out in advance of, and observation of, trench for sewage pipe, recovered Iron Age, Roman and Early Saxon pottery. Three Roman coins were recovered by fieldwalking and metal-detecting on the site of a Roman villa indicated by previous finds, other Roman metalwork was also uncovered; a medieval coin was also discovered. A concentration of cut features were revealed, of Roman and Medieval date, these features included a ditch, which had been in filled during the early Saxon period.
See (S1) and (S2) for further information.
E. Rose (NLA), 4 September 1992 amended by M. Langham-Lopez (HES), 03 July 2013.

NAU also refer to Neolithic flints, Middle Saxon sherds, medieval lead spindle whorl and weight, Roman brick and tile including a 'lava brick' and Early Saxon iron key, but these do not appear in their report.
According to J.Reeve (NAU) this is because they were 'not confidently identified'.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 April 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: FWM.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1993. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1992. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt IV pp 522-532. p 531.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished document: Emery, P.. 1992. NAU Report No. 10. Watching Brief Report of the Tivetshall Sewarage Scheme..
<S2>Article in serial: Nenk, B. S., Margeson, S. and Hurley, M. 1993. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1992. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXVII pp 240-313. p277.

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