Record Details

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

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1169 7987
Map Sheet:TM17NW
Parish:DISS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

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)
  • MOLLUSCA 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

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 1939. Eastern Daily Press. 28 July.

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