Record Details

NHER Number:8506
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman building remnants and wall, Mill Hill Gardens

Summary

Excavations conducted at this site during the period 1932-61 recovered a considerable amount of Roman pottery and animal bone along with Roman brooches. Subsequent work in 1965 recorded Roman building material and possible Roman walls. All this evidence strongly suggests the presence of a domestic building here during the Roman era.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3821 1252
Map Sheet:TG31SE
Parish:SOUTH WALSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1932.
Considerable amount of Roman pottery (S1) and animal bone found in commercial excavations.
Finds held by NCM.

1950, 1955, 1961.
Casual finds of Roman brooch (S2) and sherds, Late Saxon and medieval sherds.

1965. Excavations by Acle Secondary Modern School.
Roman sherds.
Notes by C. J. S. Green (NAU) refers to Roman building material, torc and possible wall.
See file for full details.
Record recomposed by E. Rose (NAU) 4 December 1989.

Large quantities of Roman pottery have been recovered to the east of this site (NHER 8514), and cropmarks of enclosures, fields, and trackways likely of Roman date have been recorded in the surrounding are (NHER 49469).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 04 December 2008.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WALL? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (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. Walsham (South) [3].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Walsham (South).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Walsham (South).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1932. Drawing of a Roman amphora neck.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Lansdall, B.. 1950. Drawing of a Roman dolphine brooch.. Paper. 1:1.

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