Record Details

NHER Number:10421
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman camp and multi-period finds at Camp Hill


The supposed site of a Roman military camp. Roman pottery fragments were reported to have been found in 1930, and Saxon and medieval fragments in 1957. Numerous wattle-marked daub fragments found in 1970 are believed to be the remains of a medieval house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 425 025
Map Sheet:TG40SW

Full description

Supposed site of Roman camp. For discussion of this and origin of name, see under NHER 10418.

1930. About thirty two Roman sherds stated by [1] to have been found at 4253 0251 (Context 1) and given to NCM; but in 1970 when this was told to NCM, no sherds or records could be found.

1957. Sherds of 12th and 13th century pottery found by [1] all over site. One sherd re-examined by A. Rogerson (NAU) in January 1982 and found to be Thetford-type ware rim.

1970. Many pieces of wattle-marked daub found 60cm to 90cm (2 to 3 feet) deep at 4253 0251. (Context 2) by [1]. These were seen by E. Rose (NAU) on 22 September 1976 and exhibited in [1]'s exhibition at Reedham as 'remains of medieval house', property of [2], an employee.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 January 1982.

Monument Types

  • MILITARY CAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 4. p 4.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 40 SW M; TG 40 SW 2.
---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 - Late Saxon. Reedham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Reedham [2].

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