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-March 2001. Watching brief.
Work undertaken during construction of A143 Broome to Ellingham Bypass. Contexts 1-523.
Revealed several ditches with Roman pottery. Also linear features and pits from which flints and prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval pottery were recovered.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are summarised in (S2). See also (S3) and (S4).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.444).
J. Allen (NLA), 5 March 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 April 2015 and 27 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HEARTH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 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)
  • FINDSPOT (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)
  • FINDSPOT (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)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 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 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 2003. An Archaeological Watching Brief on the Broome-Ellingham Bypass Scheme Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 604.
<S2>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.
<S3>Photograph: Worsop, P.. 2001. JXY. Watching Brief by NAU on the Broome to Ellingham Bypass..
<S4>Slide: Unknown. 2001. NHER 35938. Slides 1-24. Watching Brief by NAU on the Broome to Ellington Bypass..

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