Record Details

NHER Number:5636
Type of record:Monument
Name:Weeting Villa and Roman copper alloy vessel hoard

Summary

Weeting Roman villa is 1.5km from a large settlement and temple site (NHER 5587). Excavation in 1979 recovered a large quantity of flint, tile and pottery sherds, as well as noting a series of small pits, ditches and gullies dating to the 1st to 3rd centuries. A well and double ditched trackway dating to the 3rd century were also noted. The pits and ditches were overlaid by a 4th century rectangular building of flint with two corner projections. At a later date these were demolished and the building converted to a single rectangular building, most probably with an agricultural function rather than a villa in the traditional sense of the word. This building contained fragments of flue tile, opus signinum and marble wall-veneer in the pre-building deposits, which suggests a substantial and high-status building was located nearby prior to the 4th century. In 1975 a hoard of late Roman copper alloy vessels was recovered here. This included a large cauldron, bowls, vessels and a shallow dish.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 77 87
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1975-6.
Scatter of Roman pot and building material. Hoard of late Roman bronze vessels (S5, S6 and S7) - excavations by [1].
Iron Age brooch (S8, S9 and S10).
Pewter hoard.
Roman brooch (S11).
E. Rose (NAU), 3 June 1982.

1979. Excavations by A. K. Gregory for NAU.
Roman occupation and building.
Residual Iron Age and stray Neolithic finds. Middle Saxon sherd.
See full list in file.
Only part of site scheduled - foundations of excavated building consolidated by farmer.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 June 1982.

Full publication in (S3).
See also (S4).

1 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks visible in environs of Roman building. Almost certainly associated with it.
Plus some modern field boundaries.
M. Brennand (NLA), 14 September 2001.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CORN DRYING KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • OVEN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOWL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHISEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7787 N-S.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TL 7787T; TL 7788AC.
---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.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Photograph: BMC, BMD, BMF, BMK.
<S1>Publication: 1981. Britannia. p.393.
<S2>Article in Serial: Van de Veen, M. 1989. Archaeological Journal. Vol 146, p 310.
<S3>Monograph: Gregory, A.. 1996. A Romano-British Farmyard at Weeting.. East Anglian Archaeology. Occ Paper 1.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gregory, T. 1976. A Hoard of Late Roman Metalwork from Weeting, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVI Pt III pp 265-272.
<S5>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of a Roman vessel.. Card. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of a Roman vessel.. Card. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of a Roman vessel.. Card. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Murphy, H.. 1975. Drawings of an Iron Age beak-bow brooch.. Film. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Murphy, H.. 1975. Drawing of an Iron Age beak-bow brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S10>Illustration: Murphy, H.. 1975. Drawing of an Iron Age beak-bow brooch.. Film. 1:1.
<S11>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy brooch.. Film. 1:1.

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