Record Details

NHER Number:7937
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman pits and post medieval drain, Saffronpan Pit

Summary

In 1773 a possible Roman hearth was discovered in a gravel pit. A number of urns were recovered as well as coins and other finds. During building work in the 1970s a ditch of unknown date and a pit containing a horses skull and Roman and medieval pottery were discovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1948 9312
Map Sheet:TM19SE
Parish:LONG STRATTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1773.
Urns in rows and 'sepulchral hearth' (possibly a kiln) said to be Roman, found in digging gravel pit.

1976.
Salvage record by E. Rose (NAU) and others produced few Roman and medieval sherds and horse skull burial.
See details in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 January 1990.

Summer 1977.
Observation of two pits during construction work, one with Roman sherds.
See file for details.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 July 1992.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Long Stratton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Evans, J. and Britton, J. 1810. Topographical delinations of Monmouthshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire. The Beauties of England and Wales. Vol 11. p.214 ff.
<S2>Serial: 1818. Excursions through Norfolk.. p 53.

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