Record Details

NHER Number:16177
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman, Saxon and medieval pottery sherds


Prior to 1980 a large number of Saxon pottery sherds were discovered here. Subsequent fieldwalking here in 1981 recovered numerous Roman and medieval pottery sherds, mostly unglazed, and including fragments of medieval Grimston Ware and Roman samian ware. The quantity of these finds suggests that this may have been an area of settlement at various times.

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Grid Reference:TF 823 211
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

Pre 1980.
Large numbers of Thetford-type ware storage jar thumb-impresses rims of large size.
Material seen by E. Rose (NAU) May 1980.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 June 1980.

1981. NARG fieldwalking finds (see plan filed under NHER 3673).
These finds count as Context 2.
One hundred and twenty-nine unglazed sherds, mostly Grimston-Thetford, but some Roman because there are also 7 Roman unglazed.
One Samian base, five Grimston glazed.
One slag fragment, four lava fragments.
Miscellaneous tile including one tegula?
Decorated clay pipe stem.
Although the site plan shows site NHER 3671 as overlapping this site, in fact the finds were kept separate.
Informant [1] notes, as earlier finder [2] did, the gap of barren field between this site and site NHER 3673.
Identifications by A. Rogerson (NAU) December 1981.
A. Rogerson (NAU) December 1981.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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