Record Details

NHER Number:9380
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery and possible kiln at 'Eaton Nursery'


Investigations here in 1838, 1851 and 1868 recovered a large number of Roman pottery sherds including amphorae, mortaria, grey ware and samian ware. The number found along with the presence of wasters suggest that there may have been a Roman kiln site in the area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1995 0625
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

'Eaton Nursery' - probably, Eaton Hall, north side.
Stretch along Bluebell Road (see notes - what does note by R. R. Clarke (NCM) mean?).

1838, around 1851 and 1868.
Roman sherds including amphorae, mortaria (one with stamp).
Coarse grey wares including jar in grey ware 17cm (6.75in) high with soot on it. Obviously a waster.
Samian ware including F33, ?F18/31 or 31 stamped /CIILI.M (Marcellus of Lazoux ? 120-180), ?F31 PAVIII (?Pavllvs late 2nd century), F18/31 stamped CERI/ (?Cerialis of Lezoux110-160).
Screw neck of buff flagon rim of grey rusticated ware (discontinuous decoration - probably late 1st century).
Site of possible pottery making - range ?late 1st century - early 3rd century.
British Museum Ransom Collection 1915: 8-12 pottery pieces from Eaton Pit (Not found - E. Rose (NAU)).
See (S1), (S2), (S3) and (S4).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Originally recorded in the parish of Eaton, now part of Norwich.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN WASTE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1910. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. p 39; Nos 366, 368.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 145.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Rye, W. 1916. Roman Camps and Remains in Norfolk. pp 35, 43.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Eaton.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1855. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 341-366. p 352.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1868. [unknown]. 7 March.
<S3>Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. pp 335, 359.
<S4>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 316.

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