Record Details

NHER Number:25915
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds


Metal detecting and trial excavations have led to the discovery of a possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds. The Roman objects included coins, a brooch and pottery sherds. Other artefacts include an Iron Age Iceni coin and Middle and Late Saxon pottery sherds.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

20- 21 November 1990. Trial Trenching and Metal-detecting Survey.
Evaluation in advance of Anglian Water extension to pumping station.
Iceni 'gold' stater.
Eleven Roman coins.
Five Roman sherds.
Two Middle Saxon. Late Saxon sherds (Ipswich ware, ?St Neots ware).
?Post medieval metalwork.
See report and plans (to be added to file in due course).
Coin and finds lists in file.
The area of these finds will not be affected by the proposed 1991 development, except for that of the Iceni stater, so will be available for future excavation.
See report (S1) and (S2)-(S3).
D. Gurney (NLA), 23 November 1990.

December 1990. Metal detecting.
Thirteen Roman coins (see form in file)
Roman brooch lower bow fragments
D. Gurney (NAU), 24 April 1991.

28 February 1991.
Gold coin found November 1990 declared not Treasure Trove at King's Lynn.
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 February 1991.

December 2008. Watching brief.
No archaeological finds or features were encountered.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 17 March 2009.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: FXB.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1991. Buried coins: 2000 years old. 5 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Gold and silver coins worth £2400 handed to finders. 2 March.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Crowson, A.. 1991. Anglia Water Hillington Pumping Station Watching Brief.
<S2>Map: Anglian Water. 1990. Hillington: Water Treatment Works Plans..
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1990. Drawing of the trial trenching pits at Hillington anglian water pumping station.. Film. 1:1000.

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