Record Details

NHER Number:35938
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period features and finds

Summary

A watching brief in 2001, ahead of the construction of a bypass, revealed archaeological finds and features. The features discovered included prehistoric pits, Roman ditches, a possible post medieval enclosure and numerous undated ditches. Artefacts recovered included prehistoric worked flints, concentrations of burnt flint and Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3560 9169
Map Sheet:TM39SE
Parish:BROOME, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
ELLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February to March 2001. NAU intensive watching brief. A143 Broome to Ellingham Bypass. Contexts 1 to 523 used.
Revealed several ditches with Roman pottery. Also linear features and pits from which flints and prehistoric, medieval and post medieval pottery were found
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
See also (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 5 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HEARTH (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRAIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 3000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 3000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEGULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Hobbs, B.P.. 2003. NAU Report No. 604. An Archaeological Watching Brief on the Broome Ellingham Bypass Scheme Norfolk..
<S2>Photograph: Worsop, P.. 2001. JXY. Watching Brief by NAU on the Broome to Ellingham Bypass..
<S3>Slide: Unknown. 2001. NHER 35938. Slides 1-24. Watching Brief by NAU on the Broome to Ellington Bypass..
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 162.

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