Record Details

NHER Number:20199
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman and medieval finds from a probable Late Iron Age to early Roman field system


Fieldwalking in advance of the construction of the A149 Snettisham bypass recovered a discrete scatter of Roman and medieval pottery and metalworking debris. A medieval hasp and lock and a Roman brooch were found by a metal detectorist in 1986-7 in a pit dug by the side of the road. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered a Roman coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 67 32
Map Sheet:TF63SE

Full description


Winter 1983 to 1984.
Found on surface of ploughed field, while walking strip along proposed western route of bypass (field numbered 92 for purpose of survey).
Discrete area of finds, 100 to 125m north to south.
Roman and medieval pottery, metalworking debris.
See details in file. Contexts 1 to 48.
A. Gregory (NAU), 27 March 1984.

Late 1986 to early 1987. Metal-detected find.
Medieval decorated bronze adjustable hasp and lock from casket at 6794 3234. Finder's no. 38.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), June 1988.

1989. Watching brief on construction of A149 Snettisham Bypass.
Contexts 3 to 8.
Unstratified Roman finds of pottery, tile, slag, bronze brooch from road line. 1st to 3rd century AD.
Linear ?field boundaries Roman, recorded in borrow pit to west of road line (seen on air photographs previously). Some are modern.
M. Flitcroft (NAU), July 1995.

For results of 1984 soil phosphate and magnetic susceptibility survey,see archive for NHER 1555.
D. Gurney (NLA).

February-March 2010. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2010.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 103 AD to 111 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. 12 July. 2.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. 5 June.
---Article in serial: Massey, S., Brennand, M. and Clare, H. 2003. The National Mapping Programme in Norfolk, 2001-3. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 335-344.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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