Record Details

NHER Number:31820
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age and Roman features and possible Roman building at Dunston Hall golf course

Summary

Excavation in 1996 recorded a possible Roman trackway leading towards a known Roman road. In addition a pit and postholes, possibly forming palisades and/or building, were noted in conjunction with much Roman pottery. A number of Roman tiles and tesserae were also recovered. Further work in September to December 1996 revealed Iron Age and Roman pits, postholes, ditches and features, as well as Neolithic and Mesolithic flints.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2241 0260
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:STOKE HOLY CROSS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1996. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey in advance of possible golf course extension.
Large scatter includes NHER 20533, NHER 9754.
Prehistoric flint flakes and some scrapers and retouched pieces.
Post-medieval pottery sherds.
Copper alloy tag or strap end.
See short summary in report (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 19 April 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

June-July 1996. Trial Trenching.
Possible Roman trackway leading towards known Roman road. Pit and postholes, possibly forming palisades and/or building; much Roman pottery. Roman coin, tiles and tesserae.
Medieval token.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.4).
E. Rose (NLA), 30 August 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015 and 27 April 2019.

September-December 1996. Excavation.
Areas A and B:
Further work revealed Iron Age and Roman pits, postholes, ditches etc.
Mesolithic and Neolithic flints.
See report (S3) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
E. Rose, 19 February 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FENCE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALISADE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (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)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Location plan.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 1996. Evaluation at Dunston Hall Hotel Golf Course. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 183.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. pp 559-560.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Shelley, A. 1999. Excavations at Dunston Hall, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 315.

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