Record Details

NHER Number:15657
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Roman villa

Summary

The large amounts of Roman pottery, coins and building materials on this site, found by metal detecting, suggest the presence of a Roman building, possibly a villa.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL98SW
Parish:BRETTENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn 1979. On south bank of River Thet. Found in dredgings from river.
Two Iron Age coins.
See further details in file.

Cast copper alloy copy of coin of Gallienus, large number of sherds of Roman pottery from mid 1st to 4th century, including Nene Valley colour coated, and South Midlands shell gritted.
A. Gregory, (NAU) October 1979.

Before 21 October 2003. Metal detecting.
29 Roman coins.
Many Roman sherds and several Roman tiles.
1 medieval and 2 post medieval sherds.
Some ironwork, which may be Roman.
See lists and map annotated by finder in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2004.

Before 22 July 2004. Metal detecting.
More Roman sherds and tile fragments, quern, stone roof tile, quern and adze fragments.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ADZE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DAUB (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (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)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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