Record Details

NHER Number:12617
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery and roof tile


Fragments of Roman pottery and roof tile were found on the ploughed surface of a field. The pottery included fragments of Spanish globular amphorae, a type of large storage vessel.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 942 376
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

1977. Stray Find.
On ploughed surface, northeast of ford.
Roman coarse sherds, amphorae, three sherds Samian, mortarium rim sherd, and tegula fragments.

April 1980. Stray Find.
Found on surface of ploughed field. Roman site reported as above.
Body sherd of Spanish globular amphora.
A. Gregory (NAU), 28 May 1980.

January 2017. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavation of open cut pipe trench (Trench 2).
The lowest deposit exposed was a dark peat layer that produced a single fragment of animal bone (not retained). At the northern end of the trench this deposit was sealed by a fairly thick layer of compressed chalk that had presumably been lain down at some point to stabilise the ground overlying the wet peat. It may represent part of a low bank, some form of platform or a trackway. This layer was overlain by a layer of dark grey alluvial silt that was in turn sealed by a thick subsoil deposit.
No finds were recovered.
See report (S1) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 27 May 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Browne, D. and Haskins, A. 2017. Westgate, Walsingham, Norfolk. Archaeological Monitoring Report. Oxford Archaeology East. 2043.

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