Record Details

NHER Number:31571
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Roman villa

Summary

This is the site of a possible Roman villa and a ditched Roman field system. The site was excavated by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1998, and many Roman finds were recovered as well as prehistoric flakes, medieval and post medieval metalwork. This site is related to the finds scatters at NHER 4377, NHER 24150, NHER 24226, and NHER 28591.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 97 39
Map Sheet:TF93NE
Parish:BINHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1994/June 1995. Metal detecting finds.
Large scatter includes sites NHER 4377, 24150, 24226, 28591.
Prehistoric and Neolithic worked flints.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval, post medieval sherds.
Medieval tile.
Roman, medieval, post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval metalwork.
See lists and 1:2500 plans in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 October 1995.

November 1998. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey and Trial Trenching.
Evaluation in advance of development.
Roman field system excavated, also pits and post holes.
Neolithic to Bronze Age flints.
Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon medieval and post medieval sherds.
Roman coin.
Animal bone.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
E. Rose, (NLA) 26 February 1999.

March 1999. Visit and field observations on works for new village hall.
See report in file.
D. Gurney, 23 March 1999.

August to September 1999. Metal detecting during building works.
4 Roman coins.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon hooked tag.
Possible early post medieval weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson, 13 October 1999.

Before 5 July 2002. Metal detecting.
8 Roman and 1 post medieval coin.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 November 2002.

March - April 2007. Metal detecting.
Medieval monumental brass fragment, left knee of a knight in plate armour.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 1000000 BC to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to 19th Century - 651 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CORE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Priory Road, Binham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 370.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 370.

Related records

24226Parent of: Multi-period finds scatter (Find Spot)
28591Parent of: Multi-period finds scatter (Find Spot)
24150Parent of: Multi-period findspot (Monument)
4377Parent of: Roman pottery (Find Spot)

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