Record Details

NHER Number:3253
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman finds and features, West Newton Farm


Walling, flooring and a path of rammed flints, probably part of a Roman villa, were found in 1955 during drain digging works. Also found was an almost complete Roman pottery jug. A Roman coin, quern, tiles, slag, a whetstone and pottery fragments were recovered during building works in 1989.

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Grid Reference:TF 6984 2764
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

June 1955. Found in yard of West Newton Farm, while digging drains. Walling and flooring at 60cm (2 feet) depth, also path of rammed flints (probably part of a villa). Almost complete Roman jar in grey ware 9.6cm (3 4/5 inches) high, 7cm (2 4/5 inches) in diameter. York Cottage Estate Museum. Sketch (S1) by Lewton-Brain in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

18 October 1989. Finds from building site, in area of 'a lot of burnt soil'. Roman coin of Commodus (PP).
Other finds (NCM) quern, tiles, slag, whetstone, pottery (all Roman).
Bore (animal) present, not collected. One Iron Age or Early Saxon sherd (identified by A. Rogerson, NAU).

See file for report on visit, sketch plan, finds details and coin form.
D. A. Gurney (NAU), 6 November 1989.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Unknown date)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WALL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • 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)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Sandringham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.

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