Record Details

NHER Number:37093
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Roman ditches


An evaluation here in advance of a proposed development at Short Drove excavated probable Roman ditches, undated postholes and modern features. Roman pottery fragments and post medieval finds were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6141 0388
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

April 2002. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of area of proposed development. Contexts 1 to 54 used.
A small number of ditches of probable Roman date were excavated in the north-east part of the site. In another area a few small post-holes were recorded, although these were undated. Elsewhere, the excavated deposits and features appeared to be mainly of modern date.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.324).
J. Allen (NLA), 9 April 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2015.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Unknown date)
  • ROOF TILE (Unknown date)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: KLF.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 2002. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Short Drove, Downham Market. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 699.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 371.

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