Record Details

NHER Number:1271
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman building and multi-period finds

Summary

In 1965 a Roman building and multi-period finds were discovered. The building had a tile floor and was enclosed by a stone wall. A gravel bank or road may have led to it. The objects included Roman pottery, roof tiles and a millstone and fragments of Middle Saxon pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6881 4267
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1965. Discoveries during building operations.
Large quantitiy of Roman pottery, mostly greyware, and roof tiles.
Also chunks of coarse sandstone millstone.
Some animal bones, date uncertain, also found.
Fragments of Ipswich ware.

Note (S1) left by C.J.S. Green of a report on a Roman building with floor of straw-marked tiles, surrounded by stone enclosure wall. Approached from southeast by gravel bank - road ? No traces on surface or in channels around site, area under grass in 1974.
Grid reference altered around 1986 as notes (S2) (in file) make it clear that this is the same as the site at above grid reference entered on KLM record map (S3) as:
'Nov 1964. Found when mound bulldozed. Tiles bones late Roman pottery, dog's jaw,?pink sandstone quern'. This formerly numbered NHER 16374 but from sketch in file the site clearly covers the whole area between NHER 1271 and south edge of field, making it all one site. A seal's skull is also noted.
Finds apparently made in levelling for agriculture, not building.

See notes (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 December 1986.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WALL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • FLOOR TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MILLSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hunstanton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Middle Saxon. Hunstanton.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Gilding, A.I.. 1965. Site notes.
<S3>Map: Kings Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.

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