Record Details

NHER Number:29740
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric burnt mound and Roman settlement

Summary

Fieldwalking on this site by the Black Carr Research Group has recovered concentrations of prehistoric burnt flint and large numbers of Roman pottery sherds including high quality Samian ware. Over 100 fragments of pottery were found suggesting that this was an occupation site during the Roman period. There is also a possible burnt mound site where burnt flint is concentrated and the slag recovered from the site is evidence for metal working here.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0950 9539
Map Sheet:TM09NE
Parish:BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1993. Black Carr Research Group fieldwalking. 'Site 1'
116 sherds Roman pottery (including five Samian).
Twenty-two medieval.
Two undated.
Animal bone.
(May extend to north-west over field boundary, for this see NHER 29016).
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 29 April 1993.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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