Record Details

NHER Number:9737
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age or Roman funerary pots


It is recorded that before 1751 a number of complete pots were excavated from an area 1.6km from the Venta Icenorum site. It is thought that these may have been cremation urns, and if so represent a possible cemetery for the Roman town. It has also been suggested that they are Bronze Age in date.

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Full description

Before 1751.
Two urns found on Dunston Hill, less than 1 mile (1.6km) from Venta Icenorum site.
No evidence for date though (S1) includes as Roman but newspaper reports of RAI meeting of 1847 imply that they are Bronze Age (on what grounds?). (S2), (S3)
Can't find in 1806 vol, (S4) 'Near Dunston alleged cemetery for Caistor' 'as urns have been dug up in that spot' (?based on Blomefield).
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Stoke Holy Cross (Dunston).
<S1>Publication: Rye, W. 1916. Roman Camps and Remains in Norfolk.
<S2>Publication: Chambers, J. 1829. A General History of the County of Norfolk, intended to convey all the information of a Norfolk Tour. Vol II. p 752.
<S3>Monograph: Blomefield, F. 1806. The History of The City and County of Norwich, Part I. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Vol III. p 290.
<S4>Article in Serial: King. 1799-1805. [unknown]. Monumenta Antique. Vol II, p 50.

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