Record Details

NHER Number:25857
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman building

Summary

Roman tiles and other fragments of building material have been found at this site, suggesting the presence of a Roman building, and part of a possible Roman floor surface was also found during an evaluation carried out by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1992. Roman coins, brooches, pottery fragments and other metalwork have been found by metal detecting, as well as metalwork dating from the Early Saxon to the post medieval period, including coins, brooches, buckles and an unusual medieval horse harness pendant in the shape of a bird. A Bronze Age axehead was also found amongst various medieval and post medieval objects during metal detecting in 2007.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August to September 1990.
Two areas (c1, c2) of Roman coins, Roman brooches, Roman to Early Saxon metalwork concentrations collected as one.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 September 1990.

1992. Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey and Watching Brief.
Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline.
Initial field survey of pipeline route followed by monitoring of topsoil stripping and excavation of pipe trench.
Building material on slight rise with clunch blocks possible forming a floor or yard.
Roman sherds and tile.
Medieval, Iron Age and prehistoric sherds and flints.
Roman coin and brooch.
Medieval coin and undated metal items.
See report (S1) for further details and full finds list.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 December 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

November 1998. Metal detecting.
Areas of dark soil Roman material noted.
Iron Age and Roman sherds.
33 Roman coins, including denarii.
Roman iron adze hammer and key.
Other Roman, medieval (S2) and early post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 December 1998.

January 1999. Metal detecting.
28 Roman coins.
Roman brooch and seal box.
Late Saxon bell.
Medieval and undatable objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 February 1999.

Before 13 May 1999. Metal detecting. Site extended.
2 Roman and 2 medieval coins.
Post medieval jetton.
Also half groat, Charles I 1625 to 1649.
Identified by J. A. Davies (NCM). (At [1]).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 May 2002.

Before 9 July 2007. Metal detecting.
12 Roman and 1 post medieval coin.
Bronze Age (S3), Early Saxon brooch, medieval (S4), post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • YARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ADZE HAMMER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHAIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPATULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BELL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 3-4, Romano British buckle..
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 5-6, Possible wrist clasp..
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 7-8, Gilt cast fragment..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.8 No 52.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1993. Report of Fieldwork on the Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 24.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1998. Drawing of a medieval horse harness pendant.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a fragment from a Bronze Age axe.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a medieval gilt strap-end.. Film. 2:1.

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