Record Details

NHER Number:13771
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Roman settlement

Summary

Roman pottery was found during the digging of a water pipe trench at this spot. Later metal detecting recovered over forty Roman coins, Roman brooches and medieval and post medieval metal finds including a medieval lead ampulla and a post medieval hooked tag. The amount of Roman pottery and coins discovered in this small area suggests this was an area of Roman settlement.

Images

  • A small Roman single-handled pottery flagon from Burnham Thorpe  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 85 41
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:BURNHAM THORPE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1978. Context 1.
Roman pottery found in water pipe trench, also scattered over field surface with medieval and post medieval sherds.
P. Wade-Martins (NAU).

Pottery identified by A. Gregory (NAU) and A. Rogerson (NAU) as 2nd century mortarium rim, late 2nd century flagon, early 2nd century jar - two thirds sherds late 1st to early 2nd.
Roman and medieval tile.
Medieval sherds, glazed Grimston and coarseware. See (S1).

Metal detecting. For ngr see Notes.
Two coins (barbarous radiate Tetricus I 270-3 AD, and very worn mid 4th century coin, Constantius II?
Shown to KLM 3 February 1979.
Information from KLM.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 April 1979.

1994/1996. Metal detecting.
Context 2 - whole field.
Forty three Roman coins, medieval coins and jetton.
Roman, Late Saxon and medieval sherds.
Two Roman brooches.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 June 1999.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOW 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)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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