Record Details

NHER Number:5351
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman building and multi-period finds, Hockwold Cum Wilton

Summary

A Roman building was excavated in the early 1930s, revealing a floor surface as well as Roman building materials and roof tiles. The building is part of a complex of a dense network of Roman settlement along the edge of the Fens. A Neolithic flint scraper, an Iron Age silver coin, Roman coins, pottery, brooches and metal finds including a terret, possible bucket escutcheon and a statuette of Mercury have been found on the site, as well as an Early Saxon brooch and a Late Saxon bead.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL78NW
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1930 to 33.
Discovery of Roman building, excavated 1931.
Coins, pottery (S1) and figurine found, also Neolithic scraper.

1974. Found with metal detecting.
Roman brooch (S2) and a possi ble copper alloy bucket escutcheon (S3) and an Early Saxon brooch (S4).

1976. Found with metal detecting.
Iron Age coin, Roman figurine (S5) and terret (S6).

1980. Found with metal detecting.
Roman palette (S7) and Early Saxon brooch.

1982.
Find of bead, Roman or Viking.

See details in file.
Finds drawings and description of terret (S6) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 16 May 1990.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BEAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hockwold cum wilton.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Hockwold cum wiltonv [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: 1933. Rubbing of a Roman Samian ware sherd.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy enamelled brooch.. Card. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy possible ?bucket escutcheon.. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy brooch.. Card. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of a Roman figurine.. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Gregory, T. 1977. Drawing of a Roman terret.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1981. Drawing of a Roman palette.. Film. 1:1.

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