|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Ditches and possible pits of unknown date|
Between January and May 2010 a geophysical survey revealed linear anomalies probably representing ditches and a number of discrete positive anomalies that could be pits. Between August and September 2010 trial trenches confirmed the presence of ditches, gullies and pits which are likely to be associated with the Roman Temple site (NHER 5853).
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TL 8672 8525|
|Parish:||THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
January - May 2010. Geophysical survey.
The survey revealed linear anomalies probably representing ditches and a number of discrete positive anomalies that could be pits. At the eastern end of the survey area the survey picked up 'noise' typical of rubble or hardcore deposits and large anomalies caused by ferrous material from modern farm buildings and associated equipment.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
S. Howard (HES), 28 July 2011.
August - September 2010. Trial Trenching.
The anomalies detected during the geophysical survey were confirmed as ditches, gullies and pits. The ditches appear to represent boundaries and enclosures. Five narrow possible gullies could indicate structures but no postholes or stakeholes were observed. Pottery was recovered from most of the features dating from the Iron Age to 1st century AD which indicates that these features are contemporary with activity at the Roman Temple site (NHER 5853). Soil samples contained charcoal and a range of charred cereal grains.
See report (S3) for further details.
- DITCH (Unknown date)
- PIT? (Unknown date)
- DITCH (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 99 AD)
- GULLY (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 99 AD)
- PIT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 99 AD)
- CEREAL GRAIN (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
- CHARCOAL (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
- POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
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|<S1>||Unpublished Contractor Report: Wolframm-Murray, Y. 2010. Archaeological fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical surveys of land at the north of Thetford, Norfolk (Volumes 1 and 2). Northamptonshire Archaeology. 10/159. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: Gurney, D., Bown, J. and Hoggett, R. 2011. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2010. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLVI Pt II pp 262-276. p 273. |
|<S3>||Unpublished Contractor Report: Jones, C. 2011. Archaeological trial trench evaluation of land north of Thetford, Norfolk. Northamptonshire Archaeology. 11/25. |
|5853||Part of: The 'Thetford Treasure' and Roman temple, Fison Way (Monument)|