|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Roman Road from North Pickenham to Toftrees|
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.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 8757 1789|
|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|
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.
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.
- FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- 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)
- 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. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Wellingham. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape. |
|---||Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. |
|31197||Related to: Possible Roman road (Monument)|
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