|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Roman road and copper alloy furnace|
A Roman road and a bronzeworking furnace were excavated here in the 1930s. The road joins another that leads to the Roman town of Venta Icenorum (NHER 9786). The line of the Roman road revealed during the above mentioned excavations is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs from 1928. The plan of the excavation trenches is also clearly visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s. This road continues to the northeast to join up with the road segments recorded from aerial photographs under NHER 52257.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 2343 0369|
|Parish:||CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Site XXIII in paddock at Caistor Hall.
Roman road and furnace for bronze working excavated by .
See (S1), (S2). (S3) at NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Road runs southwest to northeast joining one inside town.
Mann's trenches still visible, unploughed, called 'Roman Graves' locally!
E. Rose (NAU).
March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The line of the Roman road revealed during the above mentioned excavations is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs from 1928 (S4). This road continues to the northeast to join up with the road segments recorded from aerial photographs under NHER 52257. The plan of the excavation trenches is also clearly visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s (S5) and this has been noted to record the exact location of the fieldwork for potential future use in relation to the old excavation records.
S. Horlock (NMP), 11 March 2009.
- ROAD (Unknown date)
- FURNACE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF226. |
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SW 13. |
|---||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. Caister-by-Norwich. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: 1939. [unknown]. Journal of Roman Studies. Vol XXIX, p 214. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: Clarke R. R. 1952. Roman Norfolk since Haverfield. A Survey of Discovery from 1901. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 140-155. p 147. |
|<S4>||Aerial Photograph: 1928. NMR TG2303/7 (CCC 2320) 20-JUL-1928. |
|<S5>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/772 6303-4 06-SEP-1945 (NMR). |
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