Record Details

NHER Number:21543
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman and Middle Saxon settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Roman settlement identified during fieldwalking. The site may also have been occupied during the Middle Saxon period. Prehistoric flints, Neolithic or Bronze Age pottery, Roman pottery and tile, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery and post medieval tiles have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 368 982
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

17 & 24 March 1985. Hales site 161. Fieldwalking on rather sandy boulder clay, ploughed, surface reasonably weathered - conditions fair. To south, seen when cultivated and rolled (see file plan).
Context 1 = general scatter 2 worked flints.
6 probably all Roman greyware.
1 medieval unglazed.
6 post medieval.
Context 2 (site 161a) at 3683 9828. Concentration, some inequalities - roughly west-northwest to east-southeast ridges noted. General slope to south from crown of rise.
114 Roman greyware, 2 Roman oxidised.
6 worked flints.
1 sherd Neolithic/Bronze Age.
22 medieval unglazed, 4 medieval glazed.
3 late medieval/Trans.
46 post medieval and few 18th-19th century.
3 post medieval tiles.
1 malting kiln tile.
1 vitrified tile probably Roman.
1 rim non-Ipswich Middle Saxon pimply.
1 rim non-Ipswich Middle Saxon ginger jar harsh pimply.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1985.
Details in file.

(S1) records this as the site of a Roman settlement, with some evidence of possible Middle Saxon occupation.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 June 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 161. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 16.

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