Record Details

NHER Number:22830
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery and human and animal finds


A tray of Roman pottery fragments, pieces of animal and human bone and a bone tool, all presumably from Watlington, was found in the loft over the stables at Manor Farm (NHER 20421).

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Full description

May 1986 in loft over stables at Manor Farm (formerly Church Farm), Watlington (20421).
Had been there since before time of previous owners; at least twenty years. Tray of ?excavated material:

Four sherds Roman greyware jar, 1st century; rim sherd very large jar 1st century; four sherds colour coated ware, white-yellow-pink with coloured surfaces; 3rd to 4th century Nene Valley ware. Fragments of animal and
human bone. Identified by A. Gregory and NCM Natural History Department
seen by E. M. James, 30 May 1986.
4 August 1986.

There are several sites in Tottenhill and Runcton Holme that have produced Roman pottery, within a three mile radius, and a couple with human bone, but none have recorded colour coated ware or a bone tool.
E. Rose and D. Gurney (NAU), 7 August 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (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.

Related records

20421Part of: Church Farmhouse, or Old Manor House, Lynn Road (Building)

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