Record Details

NHER Number:6215
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman finds


A large quantity of Roman pottery fragments, coins, iron nails, glass and animal bone was reported to have been found in the mid 19th century. Further finds of Roman pottery, roofing tiles and animal bone were made in 1980.

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Grid Reference:TG 0849 4377
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

1851 to 2. Site of broad northwest of Crankham Barn. Found in trenching.
Large quantity of Roman and 'Celtic' pottery including mortaria and Durobivian Ware, a little Samian, flanged and other tiles, iron nails, coins, glass and animal bones. Found by [1].
Information from NCM card by R. R. Clarke (NCM), apparently from Ordnance Survey notes.

Material not seen in recent times. Bolding notebook (S1) checked by E. Rose (NAU); one cannot be absolutely sure that all of this material is meant to be from this site, some of it may be from NHER 6214.
Also 'Roman pottery found at various points along the coast road' (S2).

R. R. Clarke said 'a fresh find; see (S3)'. However the context in (S2) seems to suggest it refers to this site and to sites in Cley.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 June 1980.

Spring 1980. Found in north side of Catch water drain where bank trampled down by cattle. Layer about 5cms thick below 15cms salt-marsh soil and above fine grey silt.
Roman pottery, fragments of tegulae, imbrices, and bonding tiles, animal bone and charcoal.
Site and finds seen A. K. Gregory (NAU), 12 June 1980.
A. K. Gregory (NAU), 13 June 1980.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • IMBREX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SE 3.
---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. Salthouse.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1855. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 341-366. p 355.
<S2>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1927. Cley-next-the-Sea and its Marshes. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol XII pp 354-373. p 358.
<S3>Publication: OS MSS notes-. 2.

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