Record Details

NHER Number:10870
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman villa at Lodge Farm


The site of a Roman villa, probably consisting of two buildings. Since the 1950s, ploughing, and more recently metal detecting, have uncovered Roman building material, pottery, coins, quernstones and a copper alloy mount decorated with a lion's head.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 04 83
Map Sheet:TM08SW

Full description

Field north of Lodge Farm.
3AE 3rd century radiate.
Seen by R.R. Clarke (NCM), 1954.

South end of field called Chapple Hill and north end of Dovehouse Meadow. Two Roman buildings. Roman villa revealed by ploughing. Roof, floor, flue tiles, brick tesserae.
Samian, other pottery (coin as above). Three puddingstone querns. Two blocks of buildings; sherds probably all 2nd century.
Reported in (S3).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

See (S1).

Site of Roman building ploughed into.
Brick and chalk tessera, flue tiles, mortar, part of buff wall-sided mortaria and grey ware. Later 2nd to 3rd century.
One oyster shell.
Seen by E. B. Green (NCM).

Early 1991. Metal detecting on site with 'Roman building'.
Nineteen Roman coins. Roman bronze mount with lions head in high relief; incised main around. (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 March 1991.

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNASSIGNED (roof, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 SW 4 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1991. LBW 26-27, Romano British bronze lion face mount..
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Lppham (North) [3].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1955. Journal of Roman Studies.. Journal of Roman Studies. Vol XLV, p 136.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S3>Serial: 1954. Council for British Archaeology Group VII Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 1. p 2.

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