Record Details

NHER Number:23847
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting and fieldwalking in this area between 1987 and 2013 recovered a large number of objects, with the amount of Roman material indicating that a settlement existed here at this time. The Roman finds include pottery sherds, coins, brooches, a silver finger ring and a lead steelyard weight. Other finds recovered included Palaeolithic, Mesolithic/Neolithic, Neolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints; medieval and post-medieval coins and Iron Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Iron Age terret fragment, an Early Saxon brooch and medieval to post-medieval dress accessories and post-medieval lead cloth seals.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 11 91
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:CARLETON RODE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1987. Metal detecting.
Found by [1]:
1 Palaeolithic flint flake.
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic flint flake.
1 Neolithic flint scraper.
8 Roman coins (3rd-4th century).
1 Early Saxon style 1 gilt copper alloy mount or collar, late 6th/early 7th century (S1).
1 medieval bronze buckle with rocker arm ornament (?13th century).
1 medieval/post-medieval copper alloy ring of unknown function and 1 lead weight stamped with crowned CR (Charles I).
1 post-medieval lead ?weight, 1 lead musket ball, 1 rumbler bell and 1 inscribed plate.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and E. B. Green (NCM).
Information from (S2).
The worked flints were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1999.323.8.7).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 January 2014.

1991. Metal detecting.
Three worked flints (two with retouch); grinder/hammer stone (half-round)
Two Roman coins: 3rd-4th century. See list in file
Two post medieval coins- James I or Charles I farthing and ?Charles II farthing.
A rumbler bell.
Flints identified by J. Wymer; Roman coins identified by D. Gurney (NLA); post medieval items identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Finder's site PGD-CRI.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 July 1991.

1997. Metal detecting. Cross reference with NHER 16779, 23843, 17954.
Fifteen Roman and two post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Prehistoric flint scraper.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 1999.

July 1998. Metal detecting.
Probable bracelet made from bronze wire. Oval in section it tapers towards the ends, one of which is bent around the other. No decoration. If a bracelet, then a child's. Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon or medieval (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2000.

2000 to before 10 March 2003. Metal detecting.
Roman sherds.
Twenty-four Roman, one medieval and five post medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 May 2003.

Before 12 July 2004. Site extended.
One Roman coin.
Neolithic flint scraper.
Two Roman sherds.
Medieval/post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 November 2004.

Before 12 July 2012. Metal-detecting. [4].
4 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin.
Medieval/post-medieval copper alloy button.
1 post-medieval coin, plus a William III sixpence, 1695-9 (not recorded on the PAS).
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

March-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [5].
2 Roman coins and 5 pottery sherds.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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 (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 302 AD to 305 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 323 AD to 326 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 327 AD to 328 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • BRACELET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRACELET (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRACELET (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRACELET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1620 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1582 AD to 1603 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 11, Early Saxon side knob fron a florid cruciform brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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