Record Details

NHER Number:1275
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman building, Roman pits and multi-period finds within and around a possible Roman enclosure

Summary

Stray finds, excavations, fieldwalking and metal detecting have led to the discovery of a Roman building, Roman pits and multi-period artefacts within and around a possible Roman enclosure (which is recorded as NHER 27157). Building foundations and pits were uncovered in 1953 and there are reports that at some point a Roman tessellated floor was discovered. Objects collected include fragments of Roman building material, a Roman coin, pieces of Roman, Saxon and medieval pottery and a brooch that was made in the 5th or 6th century AD.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 68 42
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Cropmarks previously recorded under this site are now under NHER 27157.

1953.
Roman building discovered, with pits.

1968.
Roman building material discovered.

1974.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval sherds; reports of tessellated pavement.

1975 to 1976.
Roman and Middle Saxon sherds.

1982.
Roman and Late Saxon sherd found.

1988. Metal detecting.
Roman coin, medieval to post medieval metalwork.
See details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 January 1991.

1991. Metal detecting.
Roman coins, Roman/Early Saxon brooch.
See file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 March 1991.

Note that the area between this site and NHER 1271 has been used as a clinker dump to a depth of 2.4 to 3m (8 to 10 feet).
See letter (S1) and photograph (S2) in NHER 1271 file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 2 November 1992.

September 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmark enclosure previously listed under this site is now recorded under the number NHER 27157. The two sites are likely to be related, as the enclosure appears to be Roman in style.
S. Massey (NMP), 17 September 2002.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • INHUMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSELLATED FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 64 SE 9.
---Photograph: 1991. LBW 24-25, Iron Age/Romano British pennanular brooch..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hunstanton [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished Document: 1992. Correspondence regarding NHER 1271.
<S2>Photograph: About 1930. Pink area indicates where clinker, brick rubble etc was dumped.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2019 Norfolk Historic Environment Service