Record Details

NHER Number:19937
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement


Metal detecting and fieldwalking have recovered a large number of Roman finds. These include coins, brooches, a gold finger ring and pieces of pottery. This scatter of finds suggests this was possibly the location of Roman settlement. Iron Age coins, fragments of medieval pottery, a medieval buckle and a post medieval iron whittle tang knife were also recovered. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered a Roman coin, a Denarius of Augustus.

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Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

September 1983. Found in fieldwalking and with metal detecting.
Roman coin, 1st to 2nd century As.
Barbarous radiate 270 to 280s.
Redware sherd with decoration, probably late post medieval.
2nd to 3rd century coarse grey Roman sherds.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU), and W. Milligan (NCM), 29 September 1983.
Information from [1].

1984. Further finds, details as above
Thirty six Roman coins; two 1st century brooches.
Gold finger ring; undated unidentified bronze work.
S. Margeson (NCM), 24 May 1984.

1990. Further fieldwork. Details as above.
Two worn Iron Age coins.
Forty two Roman coins, including 2nd century denarius.
Roman pottery and brooches, pin, bracelet and ring.
Identified by E.B. Green (NCM) and D. Gurney (NAU).
Post medieval iron whittle tang knife (16th/17th century)
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 20 August 1990.

1991. Further metal detecting finds, as above
Trumpet headed brooch 100 to 150/175AD like (S1).
Identified by [2].
See (S2).
Roman bronze folding knife.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 December 1991.

1994. Metal detecting finds.
Five brooches.
(a) Colchester, AD ?20 to 40.
(b) RD, Colchester derivative, around AD 40 to 60/65.
(c) RD, Colchester derivative, Around AD 40 to 60/65.
(d) to be identified.
(e) Trumpet, later 1st century to 175/200.
Sixty four 2nd to 4th century coins. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 24 May 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM), 6 May 1994.

1996. Metal detecting find.
Iron Age coin. Iceni Pattern/Horse B.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 7 November 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 December 1996.

Before 2 August 2000. Metal detecting. Area centred at [2].
Thirty four Roman coins.
Medieval buckle.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2001.

Before 18 August 2010. Metal-detecting.
Denarius of Augustus.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 17 November 2010.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 8 BC to 7 BC)
  • BRACELET (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)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Hattatt, R.. 1982. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches. 1. II, p 456.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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