Record Details

NHER Number:29408
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Roman building


Fieldwalking in 1992 recovered fragments of Roman pottery, glass, querns and tiles from the area of a rectangular enclosure visible on earlier aerial photographs. This may indicate the former presence of a Roman building. Prehistoric burnt flints and medieval pottery fragments were also found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 240 922
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

9 July 1973. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Subrectangular enclosure.
These features may just be enclosure field boundaries but they had gone by 1946. The alignment of these features is at odds with the modern layout, so I think it possible that they may be pre-enclosure.
D. Voisey (NLA), 4 September 1995.

November 1992-January 1993. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Evaluation on proposed route of Hardwick Landfill site access road (Field 2):
Pot boilers.
Roman concentration of sherds, glass, querns, tile at Context 2.
Medieval sherds.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 11 February 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (sub-rectangular enclosures, Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS 73-359-190.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1993. Summary Report on an Archaeological Survey on the Hardwick Landfill Site Access. Norfolk Archaeological Unit.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. p 118.

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