Record Details

NHER Number:4282
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery works and ironworking site

Summary

Intermittent investigations of this site during the period 1954-97 recorded a number of Roman finds and features at this site. These comprised pottery sherds, coins, a gold finger ring, metalworking debris and the traces of several pottery kilns. In 1995 the western end of this site was scheduled as part of the adjacent priory (NHER 4255).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:SHOULDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1954. Roman sherds, coins, building material found.
Pre 1969. Roman gold ring found.
1970. Excavation of Roman pottery kilns cutting Iron Age layers.
1977. Traces of possible further kiln noted.
1987. Fenland fieldwalking; Roman sherds.
1994. Neolithic flint found also Roman coin.

Western end of this site scheduled as part of adjacent priory schedule in 1995. See file for NHER 4255.

See details and rubbing of pot stamp in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 13 March 1995.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GEMSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: JQ11-17 (ring), JQ9 (kiln).
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SHD 1. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SHD 2. FENS.
---Serial: 1954. Council for British Archaeology Group VII Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 1. p 3.
---Publication: Smallwood, J.. 1999. The Annual. No 8. p 11.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NE 2 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Shouldham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Shouldham [5].
---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Illustration: [Unknown]. 1973. Rubbing of a Roman ?Samian pottery stamp. Paper. 1:1.
<S1>Serial: 1969. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1969. No 16. p 8.
<S2>Serial: 1970. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1970. No 17. p 13.

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