Record Details

NHER Number:4417
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age and Roman finds


Iron Age and Roman pottery fragments, including a 2nd century two-handled vase and a Roman coin, were found in 1921.

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Grid Reference:TF 694 007
Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

1921. Pit of Wereham Gravel Company. Southeast of Gravel Pit Plantation. 15.2m to 16.8m (50 to 55 feet) OD. Soil overlying gravel, sometimes 1.83m (6 feet) thick. 91m (100 yards) north of Downham Road. Mixed Iron Age and Roman sherds including two handled vase of light buff colour, 20.3cm (8 inches) high and early 2nd century in date; stout wheel-made saucer with flat base of black paste, 3.8cm (1 1/2 inches) high and 19cm (7 1/2 inches) in diameter.
Base of open bowl of Samian (F18) with trace of stamp, considerably discoloured by heat. Late 1st century. Kiln support? Found. Small bronze coin restruck on older coin; VRBS ROMA with bust of Rome to left. Reverse: wolf and twins TRS. (R. R. Clarke's notes here become confused with those for site NHER 4418 and it is not clear whether he suggests the coin, vase and platter are part of NCM 201.947 which is from site NHER 4418 in theory). 1921 finds described by (S1). Photograph of vase in NCM file. Material not checked. R. R. Clarke (NCM).
R. R. Clarke's Iron Age card for same site but dated 1921 to 2, not just 1921, has pottery types; 1. rim, large coarse cooking vessel, roughly ornamented with comb scratchings. Coarse black paste with brown wash. Diameter of mouth 33cm (13 inches). 1st century BC.

4. Hand made pot-black paste, 19.3cm (7 3/5 inches) in diameter, probably 1st century BC. 9. Similar to 1. but no brown wash, rim not so pronounced. (S1) Fox and Wrights notes.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

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Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SE 8.
---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. Stoke Ferry.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Stoke Ferry.
<S1>Article in Serial: Williams, J. F. 1929. An Early Site at Stoke Ferry. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXIII pp 16-18. pp 16-18.

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