Record Details

NHER Number:40378
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval drains and possible Roman pit

Summary

An evaluation in advance of residential development revealed a natural water channel running downhill across the site with several post medieval drains crossing it. One fragment of abraded Roman pottery was recovered from a possible shallow pit.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 61472 03860
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2004. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site at rear of 95 Lynn Road. Contexts 1 to 8.
Revealed a natural water channel running downhill across the site with several post medieval drains crossing it. One fragment of abraded Roman pottery was recovered from a possible shallow pit.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2016.183).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 9 November 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 June 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD?)
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 2004. An Archaeological Evaluation on Land to the rear of 95 Lynn Road, Downham Market, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 977.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 754.

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