Record Details

NHER Number:13400
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric inhumation, Roman kiln and artefact hoard

Summary

Excavation work in the 1970s-80s found the remains of several Roman kilns (with associated pottery) as well as prehistoric human inhumations. Other finds include a coin of the Iceni tribe and a gritstone quern.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71SW
Parish:PENTNEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1971. Excavations by King's Lynn Archaeological Society.
Work uncovered a possible Roman kiln along with Roman and Iron Age sherds and a flagon. Additionally, domestic refuse was found and this comprised a gritstone quern, animal bones, clay kiln bar fragments, Roman pottery (including a ring-necked flagon in a polished black fabric) and an 'Iron Age B' sherd.
See (S1 and S2).
Information from [1] and OS card.
E. Rose (NAU) 4 September 1979.

November 1980. Excavation in middle of field by [2].
Two Roman pottery kilns and earlier inhumations.
See card (S3) for details.
See (S4, S5 and S6).
A. Gregory (NAU) 14 January 1981.

Pre 1983.
Silver Iceni coin found by [2], possibly from this site. This coin is included in a large find scatter [1] and the KLM may have more information about this particular find and the large scatter.
A. Gregory (NAU).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAGON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1981. Drawing of a Roman pottery sherd.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1981. Drawing of a Roman pottery sherd.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. Drawings of fragments from a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. Drawings of fragments from a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown.

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