Record Details

NHER Number:37093
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Roman ditches


An evaluation here in advance of a proposed development at Short Drove excavated probable Roman ditches, undated postholes and modern features. Roman pottery fragments and post medieval finds were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6141 0388
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

April 2002. NAU evaluation.
Short Drove. Contexts 1 to 54 used.
Evaluation trenches were dug across an area of proposed development at Short Drove, Downham Market. A small number of ditches of probable Roman date were excavated in the NE part of the site. In another area a few small post-holes were recorded, these were undated. Elsewhere, the excavated deposits and features appeared to be mainly of modern date.
See (S1).
See also (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 9 April 2002.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Unknown date)
  • ROOF TILE (Unknown date)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: KLF.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Bates, S.. 2002. NAU Report No. 699. Report on an archaeological evaluation at Short Drove, Downham Market, Norfolk..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 371.

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