Record Details

NHER Number:4921
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman villa at Glebe Farm, Feltwell

Summary

A Neolithic or Early Bronze Age pit, a Roman villa and bath house and a possible medieval vicarage were excavated here in the 1960s. Extensive remains of the bath house hypocaust, part of an underfloor heating system, were investigated. Several human skeletons were also found.

Images

  • A watercolour receonstruction of Feltwell Roman bath house.  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7136 9096
Map Sheet:TL79SW
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Glebe Farm.

1962. North east of St Nicholas Church.
Roman building material and sherds found.

1964. Excavation.
Excavation of Roman bath house and pit containing medieval to post medieval sherds.
Iron Age sherds found.

1965. Excavation.
Roman villa? Underlying pit with Neolithic/Bronze Age sherds (S3) and flints (S4).

1969. Excavation.
Medieval vicarage.

1960 to 1970.
Human skeletons and Roman sherds found.

Pre 1979.
Roman coin found.

1979. Commercial excavations.
Few Roman sherds.

See notes in file. See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 24 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BATH HOUSE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HYPOCAUST (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Feltwell (glebe farm).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Feltwell [5].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Feltwell [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Middle Saxon. Stamford Ware, Feltwell Glebe Farm.
<S1>Monograph: Gregory, A.. 1982. Romano-British Settlement in West Norfolk and on the Norfolk Fen Edge, IN Miles, D. (ed.), The Romano-British Countryside, Studies in Rural Settlement and Economy.. British Archaeological Report British. Vol 103. pt ii, pp 351-376.
<S2>Monograph: Healy, F.. 1996. Fenland Project No.11.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 78, p 28.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1964. Drawing of Late Bronze Age/Early Neolithic pottery sherds.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1964. Drawing of Late Bronze Age/Early Neolithic worked flint.. Film. 1:1.

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