Record Details

NHER Number:21463
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds scatter

Summary

This is the site of a Roman settlement. Prehistoric flints, Roman coins and pottery, an Early Saxon brooch, medieval pottery and a post medieval seal have been found by metal detecting and field walking.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 72 06
Map Sheet:TF70NW
Parish:BARTON BENDISH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 November and 1 February 1985.
Fieldwalking. Drilled surface; medium conditions; two sub divisions.
Context 1.
Subdivision 120m east to west x 65m north to south.
Roman concentration difficult to locate but fading to south, east and west, and also north into context 2.
1.11 kilo Roman pottery predominantly, Nar Valley but including some micaceous greyware, 2 calcite gritted, 2 colour coated.
5 sherds medieval unglazed.
2 sherds and 2 bases glazed Grimston.
3 flints.
1 copper alloy sheep bell.

Context 2 area to north of context 1, 120m east to west x 35m north to south.
1 colour-coated base.
1 Roman oxidised, 12 Roman coarseware, 1 mortarium rim with illegible stamp.
2 medieval unglazed, 2 glazed Grimston BB 253.
Identified A. Rogerson (NAU) Spring 1985.

Before 21 September 2004. Metal detecting in area of Context 1.
17 Roman coins.
Early Saxon brooch.
Post medieval cloth seal.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2004.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 203. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 253. BB.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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