Record Details

NHER Number:31127
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated pit and Roman material


An evaluation was carried out here before development. An undated pit containing cow bones and a Roman spread of dark material contained in a hollow were recorded. Metal detecting on the site recovered many finds including Roman coins, an unusual Early Saxon brooch or mount and a pair of medieval horse pendants decorated with red and blue enamel and gilding.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 49 07
Map Sheet:TF40NE

Full description

27 March 1995. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of threatened area to north of existing workshops. Six machine dug trenches observed.
Trenches 1, 2, 5 and 6 archaeologically blank. Trench 3 interrupted northern ditch of moated site NHER 19631 to south. Trench 4 produced Roman features and pot and animal bone. Metal detecting survey largely fruitless.
See summary report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Crowson (NAU) 28 March 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 January 2017.

April 1995. Metal detecting.
Roman and medieval coins.
Medieval harness pendants and fittings.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 June 1995.

June 1995.
The north end of Trench 4 of the March 1995 evaluation and the area around hollow [9] has been enlarged untidily by machine. The owner has agreed to backfill and level, but the area has been significantly disturbed.
D. Gurney (NLA) 16 June 1995.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Undated)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Undated)
  • STRAP FITTING (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Photograph: 1995. LDA 35, Early Saxon brooch knob..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Crowson, A.. 1995. Cousins Ltd., Hungate Road, Emneth. Brief summary of evaluation work 27.03.95.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 400.

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