Record Details

NHER Number:41010
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This was the site of a small Roman settlement, and metal-detected finds, prehistoric flints and pottery indicate multi-period activity on the site.
Roman finds include pottery, tegulae, roof tile, flue tile, coins, brooches and other metalwork such as an Iron Age or Roman terret and a fragment of a copper alloy rod thought to be related to Roman 'barbarous radiate' coin manufacture. Evidence from other periods includes two Palaeolithic flint implements and late prehistoric worked flints including Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint scrapers; Iron Age and Middle Saxon to post-medieval pottery sherds; medieval and post-medieval coins; a medieval jetton; a post-medieval token and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Late Saxon strap end; medieval buckles, a strap-end, weights and harness mounts and pendants; medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragments and lead weights and post-medieval buckles, Jew's harp, harness mount, powder flask, steelyard weight, thimble and musket ball.
Field boundaries and at least one possible trackway, of unknown date, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. They appear to represent more than one phase of activity, and may date from the Iron Age to Roman period, as they appear very similar to co-axial field systems identified elsewhere in this part of Norfolk (see NHER 6096, 21271 and 49400). These features appear to continue into fields to the north and west (NHER 13011).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG41SW
Parish:STOKESBY WITH HERRINGBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2004. Metal-detecting.
?Roman, late medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 December 2004.

December 2004. Metal-detecting.
Eight Roman coins, a post-medieval coin and token.
Roman sherds.
Late Saxon strap end.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
Medieval and post-medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 February 2005.

March 2004. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric and ?Bronze Age flints.
Eight Roman coins.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval, post-medieval and undated sherds.
Iron Age, Roman and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 2005.

January 2005. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, post-medieval jetton and token.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds.
Medieval, post-medieval and undated metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2005.

February 2005. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flake.
Roman, medieval coins and post-medieval sherds.
?Late Saxon, medieval, post-medieval and undated metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 2005.

April 2005. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Roman and medieval sherds.
Roman ?bracelet fragment and undatable weight.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 June 2005.

May 2005. Excavation.
Three prehistoric flint flakes.
Many Roman sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 July 2005.

December 2005. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes.
Two Roman coins.
Roman and post-medieval sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 January 2006.

January 2006. Metal-detecting.
Roman sherds.
Two Roman and one medieval coins.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2006.

January-February 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint borer.
Two Roman coins and sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 March 2006.

March 2006. Metal-detecting.
Roman coin and medieval sherds.
Medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 April 2006.

March-April 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flint.
?Roman rod from barbarous radiate production.
Two post-medieval coins and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 May 2006.

April-May 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds.
Two Roman coins and a post-medieval jetton.
Roman brooch, fragment of ?Roman tile.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 July 2006.

June-July 2006. Metal-detecting.
Neolithic or Bronze Age worked flints.
Roman and post-medieval pottery sherds.
Post-medieval token and knife end-cap.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 2006.

August 2006. Metal-detecting.
Roman sherds, a coin and roof tile fragments.
A miscast Late Saxon bridle side link, possibly Late Saxon casting waste.
Post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 September 2006.

August-September 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints.
One Roman and two post-medieval coins.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds. Medieval or post-medieval flint flakes.
Undatable hone.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 October 2006.

September-October 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe. See drawing (S2).
1 ?Middle Palaeolithic flint flake tool. See drawing (S3).
6 Late Prehistoric flint flakes, 1 borer and 1 shatter piece.
1 medieval buckle.
1 medieval/post-medieval bell fragment.
1 post-medieval belt mount and 1 lead weight.
1 undatable sandstone ?whetstone.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), whetstone by A. Rogerson (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2014.

September-October 2006. Metal-detecting.
Undatable whetstone.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 February 2007.

October-November 2006. Metal-detecting.
Roman and medieval pottery sherds.
Medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 December 2006.

December 2006-January 2007. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin.
Roman and medieval pottery sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
Fragments of Roman quern and medieval roof tile.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 February 2007.

January-February 2007. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints, one Roman and one post-medieval coin.
Iron Age, Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval sherds.
Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval metal objects and a medieval jetton.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 March 2007.

February-March 2007. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British, Middle Saxon and medieval sherds.
One Romano-British and one post-medieval coin, post-medieval token.
Medieval metal objects, post-medieval glass bottle seal.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 April 2007.

March-April 2007. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flake, Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval sherds, post-medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 May 2007.

September 2007. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes, Romano-British sherds and finger ring, post-medieval objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 October 2007.

September-October 2007. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flints, Romano-British, Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval sherds, post-medieval token, and metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2007.

December 2008-January 2009. Metal-detecting
Prehistoric worked flints, Roman, medieval & post-medieval sherds, three Roman coins, Iron Age terret and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 February 2009.

January-February 2009. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes, Roman sherds, tile and quern, medieval /post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragment.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 April 2009.

February-March 2009. Metal-detecting.
Neolithic and prehistoric worked flints, Roman ingot, medieval weight, medieval/post-medieval vessel, strap end and post-medieval book clasp. One Roman coin, Roman, medieval, medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2009.

March-April 2009. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints, Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds, Roman tile fragments, medieval/post-medieval vessel, post-medieval cloth seal and undatable casting waste.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 2009.

2009. Metal-detecting.
Whilst metal-detecting in early 2009, small holes dug below the ploughsoil revealed dense quantities of potsherds, with a little animal bone and brick/tile fragments.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 June 2009.

March 2009. Aerial photograph interpretation.
A series of linear cropmarks, representing field boundaries and possibly a trackway, are visible on aerial photographs (S1), centred on TG 4378 1111. More than one phase of activity appears to be represented, but the elements of the site which have a northwest-southeast and northeast-southwest orientation may be associated with the Roman period settlement and Late Saxon metalworking site (principally recorded under NHER 41010). These features may also be related to the land division recorded as NHER 13011 to the north west. A possible trackway which appears to belong to this postulated phase of activity may lead towards the settlement and metalworking site, and appears to be a continuation of that visible to the north west. These linear cropmarks appear to continue in fields to the south and east, and appear to represent part of a larger landscape of Late Iron Age/Roman activity in this area.
E. Bales (NLA), 10 March 2009.

August-September 2009. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints; Romano-British and medieval sherds; Romano-British tile; one medieval coin; medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 October 2010.

December 2009-January 2010. Metal-detecting.
Neolithic flint ?adze blade, two Roman coins, Roman and medieval/post-medieval sherds, Roman steelyard weight, medieval pot mend, medieval/post-medieval skillet and a post-medieval hooked tag. Roman tile fragments, undatable quern fragment and iron slag.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 February 2010.

January-February 2010. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval sherds, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 March 2010.

March 2010. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints, Romano-British and medieval/post-medieval pot sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 April 2010.

January-February 2011. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British furniture fitting and medieval strap-end.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 February 2011.

February-March 2011. Metal-detecting.
Early Neolithic flint blade, Romano-British, medieval and medieval/post-medieval pot sherds, Romano-British tile fragments, Romano-British iron spearhead, post-medieval buckle and undatable casting waste.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 31 March 2011.

March-April 2011. Metal-detecting.
Late Neolithic scraper. Romano-British roof tile, Romano-British and medieval/post-medieval sherds. Post-medieval token, and medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 May 2011.

May 2011. Metal-detecting.
4 flint flakes, and 2 post-medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 5 July 2011.

August-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
Roman pot sherd.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 30 September 2011.

October-November 2012. Metal-detecting.
Late prehistoric flint flakes.
Fifteen Roman sherds of pottery.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

December 2012. Metal-detecting.
Late prehistoric scraper.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 January 2013.

April 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
53 Roman pottery sherds.
3 medieval pottery sherds.
5 post-medieval pottery sherds.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 1 May 2013.

July-September 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
2 Roman coins and 11 pottery sherds.
Medieval/post-medieval lead weights.
Post-medieval harness mount.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 2 October 2013.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [3].
Medieval buckle frame.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Palaeolithic - 150000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • METAL WORKING SITE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • POT (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WHETSTONE (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Middle Palaeolithic - 150000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • ADZE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BORER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • INGOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MORTARIUM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPEARHEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 50 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 200 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 337 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 353 AD to 364 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CASTING WASTE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLAKE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SIEVE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SKILLET (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER FLASK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Google Earth. 2006. Infoterra Ltd and Bluesky 02-JUL-2006 (Google Earth TG 4400 1097).
<S2>Illustration: Robins, P. 2006. Drawing of a Lower Paleolithic flint handaxe from Stokesby with Herringby. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Robins, P. 2006. Drawing of ?Middle Paleolithic flint flake tool from Stokesby with Herringby. Paper. 1:1.

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