Record Details

NHER Number:11259
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman finds and possible features, site of post medieval kiln

Summary

Dark soil areas containing oyster shells, possibly the remains of pits, were noted on a ploughed field in the early 1970s. Roman pottery fragments and part of a Roman quernstone were found in the area. A post medieval kiln is marked at the site on a map of 1826.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 713 325
Map Sheet:TF73SW
Parish:SHERNBORNE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1973 to 1974.
Ploughed Surface.
Dark soil areas containing oyster shells and finds; pits recently destroyed by plough?
Finds: Samian sherds, colour coated ware, mortaria, 2nd to 4th century coarse wares, domestic refuse. Fragment of upper quernstone found in hedge bank to east.
Information from [1] via KLM.

NCM card. This sounds rather like a duplication of site NHER 1684, but description is not exactly the same; have the details of two sites become confused? See notes on record NHER 1684.
Informant [2] states that quern and Samian were definitely found on site NHER 1684, not here, with other sherds, but he saw no traces of possible pits and and does not recall colour coated ware; so there may still be two sites.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 April 1984.

Bryant's map 1826 (S1) has 'limekiln' written across this approximate area, but actual kiln not marked.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 March 2001.

NIAS visited in 1978, no trace of kiln
NIAS records (S2)
W. Arnold (HES) 08/12/2010

Monument Types

  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Shernborne.
<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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