Record Details

NHER Number:3697
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman Road from North Pickenham to Toftrees

Summary

A Roman road from the Peddars Way (NHER 1289) to the Toftrees Roman settlement (NHER 7112). Its route is indicated in the alignment of a series of roads, field boundaries and parish boundaries between North Pickenham and Dunton. The road surface and the bank that the surface lay on have been recorded at number of locations. Excavation of the Roman road recovered a scattered hoard of 11 medieval groats found between 2004 and 2007.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8757 1789
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:DUNTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
GREAT DUNHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
KEMPSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
LEXHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
LITTLE DUNHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
NECTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
NORTH PICKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
RAYNHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SPORLE WITH PALGRAVE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
TITTLESHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WELLINGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Roman road apparently forking from Peddars Way (NHER 1289), or it may have crossed it.
Course postulated by R.R. Clarke (NCM).
See file for details.
E. Rose (NAU).

May 2002. Fieldwalking.
On young sugar beet, well weathered. From TF 8736 1744 to TF 8734 1728 (Litcham).
High concentration of iron slag - maximum 20m east to west with rapid tailing off to east and west.
To the south, downhill, a fine sprinkling of slag to south boundary of field.
No pottery seen.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 May 2002.

April 2006.
The route of the road is indicated in the alignment of a series of roads, field boundaries and parish boundaries between North Pickenham and Dunton. The road surface and the agger (a raised bank or causeway) that the surface lay on have been recorded at number of locations.
See details in file.
D. Robertson (NLA) 27 April 2006.

2004 - 2007. Excavation and metal detecting. (Litcham)
Scattered hoard of 11 groats ending at Henry VII found in very small area during excavation of Roman road and metal detected immediately adjacent to trench.
See list and report for coroner in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 November 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8509 A;TF8822 A-B;OS AP 73.053.238,76.019.008,73.052.227,76.019.007;TF8609 N-T.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-019-072.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-019-073.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-019-074.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-019-087.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-019-088.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76019 089.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
---Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2002. Network Archaeology Report No. 179. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Wellingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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