Record Details

NHER Number:8714
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman road

Summary

This is the possible route of a Roman road, which may be associated with the Panworth Ditch (NHER 1082) and a nearby Roman enclosure (NHER 8712). The road may extend further to the west and connect with NHER 4595.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8968 0542
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:ASHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
BRADENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
SAHAM TONEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
SOUTH PICKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Approximate line of suggested Roman road. Eastern section originally suggested by R. R. Clarke (NCM), including part of 'The Weye called Strete' on 1581 map, though this diverges southwards. Extended westwards to South Pickenham (and perhaps further) by P. Wade-Martins (NAU) from old maps.
See full publication of this section, with less probable southern route in (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 3 April 1981.

This road may extend further to the west and connect with NHER 4595.
M. Dennis (NLA) 6 January 2004.

June-July 1996. Watching Brief.
Maintained during laying of water pipe. Although the pipe trench ran across and along the line of the Roman road there was no archaeological evidence for the routeway.
See report (S2) for further details.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Article in Serial: Reid, A. and Wade-Martins, P. 1980. A Re-examination of the Panworth Ditch, Ashill. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt III pp 307-312.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1996. A Watching Brief at Little Hale, Bradenham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 188.

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