Record Details

NHER Number:3671
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pit and multi-period finds, from Fincham Farm lands

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting at this site during 1969-1981 recovered a large number of multi period objects from a pit here. These finds included pottery from the Iron Age to post medieval period along with prehistoric flint tools, Roman coins and a medieval buckle. The pit is believed to be Roman in date on the basis of this artefactual evidence.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 82 21
Map Sheet:TF82SW
Parish:ROUGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1969-1981. Fincham Farm Roman site.
[1]'s finds of Roman pottery surrounding post medieval brick kiln (3670 - q.v. for pin found) are held by NCM. No material was found in North Sea Gas no 4 feeder main trench dug here in 1969 according to [2] (information from NCM card). See extract from [1]'s catalogue in file for his other Roman finds claimed (not seen) including metalwork.

Also in file reports on NARG fieldwalking 1980-81 including large amounts of Roman material, Iron Age, Late Saxon and Middle Saxon pottery, medieval and post medieval sherds etc.
[1] also records flint finds from Brick Langley (field in site centred on grid reference 8260 2140) as:
Scraper; 81a, found 5 January 1973, 82-4a, found 20 October 1964, 38H found 4 November 1969, 51-2H. Knife, found 4 November 1969; 53E found 15 November 1969,64E Misc Tools found 18 November 1969, 79J, found 10 July 1970, 24(0), found 4 November 1969, 59J. Poor scrapers, found 25 December 1969, 85(I). Pounders, found 25 December 1969, 13F.
E. Rose (NAU) 3 February 1981.

1990. Found with metal detector.
Roman coins and metalwork
Medieval buckle.
See file.
E. Rose (NAU) 31 October 1990.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • PIN (Undated)
  • TILE (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HELMET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SHEARS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Rougham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: FTJ 10-11, FTE 8-9.

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