Record Details

NHER Number:1438
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman floors and pits and multi-period finds

Summary

An excavation before 1952 revealed Roman pits and floor surfaces, as well as Roman pottery and tiles. Metal detecting has recovered a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, Roman coins and metal finds, and medieval and post medieval coins and metal finds.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 67 35
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before February 21 1952.
Roman pottery, tiles, hut floors of 'red chalk and clay', refuse pits, and oyster shells, found in field northwest of Horsewell Farm (renamed Heacham Bottom Farm 1964).
Trial excavation.
Pottery of both 2nd and 3rd centuries, mainly latter including Samian F37 and either F18 or 18/31 stamped (? = Crassus of La Graufesenque).
E. Rose (NAU)

(S1) in file.

Before 26 November 2002. Metal detecting.
In area of previous excavation.
48 Roman, 1 medieval and 1 post medieval coin.
Late Bronze Age (S2), Roman, medieval (S3), post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 Janaury 2002.

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STYLUS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STYLUS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. [Article on the finds in the field adjoining Heacham Bottom]. 21 February.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 NE 33.
---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. Heacham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Illustration: Hinds, K. 2002. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead fragment. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Ashley, S. 2002. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant. Film. 2:1.

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