Record Details

NHER Number:3082
Type of record:Monument
Name:Stone Road, a possible Roman road


It has been suggested that this long straight road might have been a Roman road, but the evidence is circumstantial and not conclusive.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0290 1201
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

21 June 1978. Visit. Stone Road.
Straight road, continued to Mattishall village on (S1).
Does this and the name indicate a Roman date?
E. Rose (NAU), 21 June 1978.

No evidence of Roman date. Where vanished course leaves present straight road there is no trace in the crop, and at its southern end the course has been built over.
E. Rose (NAU).

1999. Desk-based Assessment.
Comes to no further conclusions about the road.
Shows that line of an early road across Badley Moor at Mattishall could be examined prior to development and its suggested Roman origins tested. Present evidence is circumstantial and not conclusive about these possible Roman origins.
See report (S2). Work also noted in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 18 May 1999.

September- October 2009. Metal detecting.
Extensive metal detecting in the area has not produced any finds.
H. White, (NLA), 6 November 2009

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

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 - Roman. Mattishall.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Desktop Assessment on land adjacent to Beech House, Dereham Road, Mattishall. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 416.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 529.

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