Record Details

NHER Number:4176
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery


Roman pottery fragments were found when a new road was constructed west of the church between 1839 and 1840. The description of the urns may suggests that they may have been of Early Saxon date, in which case they could relate to a cemetery.

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Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

'In 1839 to 1840 in making a new road westwards from the church some Roman urns were found or rather fragments of them neatly ornamented, some of which are in the possession of the Rev. Jackson the Curate.'
See (S1).

This road located by E. Rose (NAU) 7 June 1978 from the road orders in NRO.
E. Rose (NAU).

Although the urns were described as Roman, it is possible that they may be of Early Saxon date. Pottery vessels of Saxon date found during the 18th and early 19th centuries were often misidentified as being Roman. If the urns were of Saxon date it is possible that they may relate to a cemetery.
J. Albone (HES), 2 Nov 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD? to 650 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 - Roman. Dunham (Great).
<S1>Archive: Goddard Johnson. MSS. Vol 2 f.100.

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