Record Details

NHER Number:4430
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery vessels and cremation


In the mid 19th century four Roman pottery vessels, one decorated with a human face, were found in Welney. One of these vessels contained a human cremation.


  • Roman pottery vessels found in the mid 19th century  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service



Full description

Four pots.
1. Face urn Rhenish ware 3rd century, 14cm (5 5/8") high.
2. Jar 17.7cm (7in) high.
3. Platter 6.3cm (2.5in) high.
4. Platter 9.5cm (3.75in) high.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Called 'Burial' on (S3).
E. Rose (NAU).

Jar containing large platter inverted, face urn on latter, small platter as lid to jar.
Earth and calcined bones also in jar.
E. Rose (NAU).

See (S4) in file.

Article missing from file [J. Yates, 2 December 2010].

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 59 SW 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Welney.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [unknown]. [unknown]. 30 November.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1950. Proceedings of Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Vol XLIII, p 19. p 19.
<S3>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S4>Photograph: NCM. [unknown].

Related records - none

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