Record Details

NHER Number:37105
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Iron Age to Roman settlement at Hill Farm

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting as part of an archaeological watching brief recovered a large number of Roman finds. Late Iron Age to Roman pits, post holes and ditches were identified and excavated. A probable enclosure was recorded. The amount of finds recovered suggests this is a significant late Iron Age and Roman settlement site. The investigation was carried out as part of a large watching brief along the line of a water pipeline (NHER 3716).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8990 0750
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April to May 2002. Fieldwalking and metal detecting for NAU watching brief (NHER 37106). From context 1.
Roman occupation or possibly settlement, includes pits with Roman pottery and animal bone.
See (S1).
J. Allen (NLA), 9 May 2002.

Further excavation of pits, postholes and ditches dating to the Iron Age to Roman and Roman period. One large ditch formed a right angled corner and probably represented an enclosure. A spread of flints, just 'outside' this ditch was possible from field clearance. A number of pits were interpreted as being located within the enclosure.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 15 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KNIFE (Unknown date)
  • LOOMWEIGHT? (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • NAIL (Unknown date)
  • SAMPLE (Unknown date)
  • SHEET (Unknown date)
  • SHEET (Unknown date)
  • WASTE (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARMLET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (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)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 500 AD to 599 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Bates, S.. 2003. NAU Report No. 825. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design for Archaeological Excavations and Watching Brief on the North Pickenham to West Bradenham Supply Mains..

Related records

37106Parent of: Multi-period finds (Find Spot)

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