Record Details

NHER Number:23002
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting and fieldwalking finds recovered during the period 1985-1997 indicate this may be the site of a Roman settlement. The Roman finds recovered include pottery sherds, brick fragments, coins and several other metal objects, including a copper alloy spur. A range of other objects have also been recovered including Mesolithic/Early Neolithic and Neolithic worked flints, possible Iron Age pottery an Early Saxon glass bead and medieval and post medieval pottery sherds and metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 12 91
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:CARLETON RODE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Site CR3.

1985. Fieldwalking finds.
Eight Roman coins. Coin of Elizabeth I.

1988.
Possible Iron Age sherd, Roman coins, sherds, brooches; medieval to post medieval metalwork. Undated antler tip, three lead weights, bronze casting jet.

1995. Systematic fieldwalking.
Area comprising twelve 20ft x 40ft blocks; labelled A1-A6 and B1-B6 by finder, see map in file.
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic broken flint microblade and 1 small patinated flake.
5 Neolithic flint flakes and 1 scraper.
3 ?Iron Age pottery sherds.
1 Iron Age/Early Saxon pottery sherd (rim with linear decoration).
9 Roman coins, 142 pottery sherds (including 2 amphora and 2 mortarium), 5 brick fragments and copper alloy spur (see polaroid).
1 ?Roman pottery sherd.
2 Roman to medieval lava quern fragments.
1 Early Saxon glass bead.
10 medieval pottery sherd
1 post-medieval pottery sherd.
1 undatable rumbler bell, lead weight, lead pot mend and 6 iron slag lumps
Flints identified by J. J. Wymer, coins by J. Davies (NCM). See list and descriptions in file.
All of these finds (with the exception of the Early Saxon bead) were subsequently given to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1999.323.8.3).
E. Rose (NLA) 31 October 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 January 2013.

1997. Metal detecting.
Eight Roman coins.
Undatable, Early Saxon and medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 1999.

March 2007. Condition of Scheduled Monuments in Cultivation (COSMIC) risk assessment.
A desk based COSMIC assessment was completed, along with the excavation of one test pit.
See (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 13 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • STUD (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (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)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT MEND (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1998. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 181-192. p 182.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Day, P. G. 1985. The Archaeology of Bunwell.
<S2>Unpublished document: Robertson, D.A.. 2007. F.H. Easton Limited: COSMIC Risk Assessments.

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