Record Details

NHER Number:5455
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman field system, trackways and cremations

Summary

A Roman field system and trackway are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, as well as a watercourse of unknown date. An excavation in 1952 recovered human remains and Roman and Iron Age pottery. In 1971 three Roman urned cremations were found underneath a mound, possibly a Bronze Age barrow. Prehistoric, Early Saxon and medieval pottery has also been found on the site, and a Late Saxon silver ingot has been found by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 72 87
Map Sheet:TL78NW
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1946.
Air photograph record of Roman field system.

1952.
Excavation of human burial with Roman, Iron Age? Sherds and building material present but not associated.

1952.
Casual finds prehistoric and Early Saxon sherds.

1971.
Casual find Roman sherds.

1977.
Casual find Roman cauldron, Roman and medieval sherds.

1971 to 77.
Finds indicating Roman cremation cemetery perhaps inserted in barrow.

1994. Metal detecting.
Viking ingot.

See list in file.
Press cuttings in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 21 February 1995.

22 July 1993. NLA air photography, see (S1).
Elements of field system visible, including double ditched track/droveway, and former 'water course'.
Barrow not visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 7 February 2001.

1 July 1996. NLA air photography, see (S2).
Riding school constructed over western part of site.
M. Brennand (NLA), 14 September 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CREMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • INGOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7287 AD-ACA,ACC,ACJ,ACK,ACN-ACQ; OS 93.399.103.
---Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 7.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. A Hockwold Skeleton (letter to the editor). 22 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. Ancient Skeleton Unearthed at Hockwold. 18 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. A Hockwold Skeleton (letter to the editor). 24 July.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hockwold Cum Wilton [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TL 7287ACW.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TL 7187K - N.

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