Record Details

NHER Number:3951
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman metal working site and possible Roman settlement

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting have revealed a Roman metal working site and the site of a possible Roman settlement. Roman artefacts discovered include metal working debris, pottery sherds, brooches, over sixty coins, tweezers and a quern. Other finds include an Iron Age sword pommel and pieces of Iron Age pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 75 14
Map Sheet:TF71SE
Parish:EAST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1965. Found on surface of field.
Iron working/smelting site discovered. 3rd century AD pottery, fragments of roofing tile, puddingstone quern.
(S1).
Area of smelting debris measured 15m by 7.5m (50 by 25 feet). Including briquetage, bloom, colour coated ware.
(S2).

1986. Metal detecting.
Iron Age sword pommel (S3), Roman coins and metalwork, Iron Age and Roman sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1986.

January 1988. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and brooches.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), January 1988.

December 1988. Metal detecting.
Roman coins, ?armlet fragment, brooch, pendant.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 4 January 1989.

1996. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and metal objects.
See full details and drawing in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 August 1996.

April 2002. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
Undatable ring.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • IRON WORKING SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SWORD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (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)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Walton (East).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S3>Illustration: White, S.. 1986. Drawing of an Iron Age copper alloy sword pommel. Paper. 2:1.

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