Record Details

NHER Number:40290
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman settlement site and multi-period finds

Summary

A concentration of Roman pottery fragments collected from the mid 1990s onwards indicates a probable settlement site. A small number of prehistoric worked flints and sherds of medieval and post medieval pottery have also been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 04417 08551
Map Sheet:TG00NW
Parish:GARVESTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Mid to late 1990s to January 2004. Surface collection.
Concentration of Roman sherds indicating the presence of a settlement site on the 55m contour, probably occupied during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
The pottery assemblage includes:
472 greyware sherds including eighty-eight rims, jars and bowls. Very small proportion of micaceous fabrics. Some "Iceni rusticated" sherds (3.565kg)
20 samian sherds (+ scraps), all plain, Central Gaulish and Eastern Gaulish (129g)
11 oxidised sherds including flagons, coarse jars etc. (125g)
3 Spanish amphorae (173g)
2 grog tempered storage jar sherds, one with impressed dots and grooved decoratin

Other finds recovered include:
1?Mesolithic flint notched blade.
1 Late Neolithic flint scraper scraper.
1 undatable prehistoric flint flake.
30 medieval pottery sherds (25 unglazed and 5 Grimston, one with applied pellet and short groove decoration).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (glazed red earthenware).

Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 February 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • NOTCHED BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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