Record Details

NHER Number:4221
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of multiple angular and circular features, Roman pottery sherds

Summary

Aerial photography of this area has recorded a number of cropmarks of features including a large subrectangular enclosure, many small rectangles, small circles, small enclosures, and others marks identified as possible old river channels. Some Roman pottery sherds have also been recovered from this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5205 0106
Map Sheet:TF50SW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

In field north of road, cropmarks of a large subrectangular enclosure, and other marks.
In fields to south, many small rectangles.
On these at 5201 0101 (4221/context 1) was found in November 1946. 'large quantities of Roman pottery' by W. Warby, now in Wisbech Museum.
Aerial photographs checked by E. Rose (NAU), 1 December 1976.

Extended to west by Jane Bown (NAU) from aerial photographs in 1980.
Marks include odd meandering marks not thought to be roddons by D. A. Edwards, also enclosures, and others possibly old river channels pre Popham's Eau.
E. Rose.

The pottery (context 1) is that wrongly located as at Pingle Farm in (S1).

(formerly marked at 530 009 by R.R. Clarke from this mistake and so formerly numbered 4218). Above NGR is correct as Wisbech Museum records make clear.
Information from Alison Taylor.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 21 January 1986.

1986. Aerial photography extends rectangular cropmarks to south and west, with two small circles.

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF5201A-H;TF5101A,B;TF5100B-E;TF5200A-E,;OS AP178.70.024;.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 50 SW 3 [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Upwell.
<S1>Article in serial: 1950. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol XLIII, p 19.

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