Record Details

NHER Number:514
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman occupation and possible wharf, north bank of River Yare


In 1961 work on the north bank of the River Yare recovered a number of Roman pottery sherds, a complete pot, as well as a variety of animal bones and deer tine. Of particularly interest are the remains of a possible wharf or bridge approach that was also noted, as well as Roman roof tiles and brick, and part of a human skull.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 25029 07864
Map Sheet:TG20NE

Full description

May 1961. While digging hole on north bank of River Yare below junction of River Yare and Wensum about 16ft (4.9m) below top of river bank and 12ft (3.7m) below marsh level for gas pipe line under river.
Roman sherds, complete pot, ox, pig, sheep, horse and ?dog bones and deer tine on timber platform (three three branches one way and two below at an angle).
Possible Wharf or bridge approach.
Also Roman roof tiles and brick, part of human skull.
Mid 1st century - mid 2nd century.
See press cuttings (S1), drawing (S2) and photograph (S3).
Compiled by E. B. Green (NCM).

Material includes: floor tiles (two with imprint of dog's paw), roof tiles (one dozen tegulae and three imbrices). Sherds of three amphorae. Nine sherds Samian Ware, one sherd hand-made ware.
Sherds of flagons and bowls, one mortarium, spout of ?feeding bottle.
Four sherds of Gallo-Belgic ware.
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Sestertius of Titus AD 77 to 78.

See file for further details and file held by NCM.

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WHARF (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1961. [Articles on the construction of the gas mains and finds collected].
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1961. Drawing of Roman pottery vessel. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Photograph: Hallam Ashley. 1961. Roman Jar, River Yare, Norwich (CM 1150, 1151).

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