Record Details

NHER Number:53882
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Iron Age or Roman ditched enclosure

Summary

Between 2006 and 2007 a geophysical survey detected strong anomalies indicating possible ditched enclosures and small magnetic anomalies possibly relating to pit features. Fieldwalking in this area also revealed surface scatters of Iron Age and Roman pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4992 1318
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2006 - January 2007. Geophysical survey. King's Lynn to Wisbech pipeline, Stage 1.
Fieldwork in this area has recovered Iron Age and Roman pottery and geophysical survey detected relatively strong and narrow anomalies that could represent a ditched enclosure and smaller magnetic anomalies that could indicate pits. It is possible that the features detected by the geophysical survey could be contemporary with the finds from this area and therefore suggest a date between the Iron Age and Roman period.
See (S1) for further details.
S. Howard (NLA), 5 March 2010.

Monument Types

  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT? (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bartlett, A. D. H. 2007. King's Lynn to Wisbech. Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys of the Proposed Gas Pipeline 2006-7. Bartlett-Clark Consultancy.

Related records

18600Related to: Multi-period pottery sherds and Roman objects (Find Spot)
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