Record Details

NHER Number:9827
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman burials


Two Roman burials were uncovered in a field opposite the west side of Venta Icenorum Roman town (NHER 97865) in 1821. A brooch was found with the bodies.

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Found in a field in opposite west front of Caistor camp.
Two bodies, called Roman soldiers, with teeth and metal brooch in excellent preservation.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

An identical entry is given in (S2) but under the date 29 January 1821 saying the bodies were 'lately' dug up, rather
than (S1)s date of 10 February. What is the reason for this?
E. Rose (NLA), 4 May 1995.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Undated)
  • INHUMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Undated)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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 - Early Saxon. Caistor St Edmund.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Mackie. 10 February . Norfolk Annals. I.191.
<S2>Monograph: 1822. Norfolk and Norwich Remembrancer.

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