Record Details

NHER Number:7932
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman villa or wharf


During the construction of a new branch of Woolworth's in 1939, workmen uncovered a Roman timber structure,which has been suggested as a villa or wharf. The skeleton of a stag and oyster shells were also found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1169 7987
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

27 July 1939. Excavations for new shop.
Skeleton of stag, antlers, oyster shells and coin found.
Also timbers suggested as foundation of Roman Villa.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 22 January 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Undated)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Diss.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 1939. Eastern Daily Press. 28 July.

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