Record Details

NHER Number:2041
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman road and undated well


An area where crops wouldn't grow has been noted in this field. This has been interpreted as a Roman road because of the amount of Roman pottery and iron working waste found nearby. Reports also suggest there was an undated well here. It was filled with building material, perhaps from a small chapel that may have stood nearby.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 947 376
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

1957. Fields north and east of North Norfolk Ironworks.
Infertile strip about 4.88m (16 feet) wide through field (?road).
Much Roman pottery and iron slag, late 1st to 3rd century or later.
Brickwork of building (called 'chapel') in field used to fill up 'dead well' on southwest.
See (S1) and (S2).
Reported in (S3) by [1].
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Context 1. For ngr see Notes.
Bronze coin 25mm diameter of Constantius Chlorus AD 293 to 306. Obverse. CONSTANTIVS NOB C R/GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. PLG.
See [2].
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

[3] reports a well found in this field in 1995 but in the southeast corner not the southwest, and so perhaps not the same as the 'dead well' mentioned above, unless one of the two accounts is inaccurate.
E. Rose (NLA), 19 March 2004.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • WELL (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 NW 20.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Gregory, T.. 1985. Great Walsingham/Wighton ?Roman Town?. 6 February.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Walsingham (Great) [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rigg, F.. 1957. Letter. Roman road and dead well..
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Serial: 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 4. p 5.

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42850Parent of: Great Walsingham and Wighton Roman town (Monument)

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