|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Roman lava quern fragment|
Part of a Roman lava quern stone was found in this garden, which also contained many fossils, part of a tombstone collected from the beach and a piece of puddingstone. This suggests a collection of objects may have been dumped here at one time.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 2575 4011|
|Parish:||SIDESTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
October 1979. Found in garden. 
Roman Rhineland lava quern (upper stone), roughly conical in shape. 16.5cm across, 7cm thick, millstone-like spiralling ridges on underside. Straight central hole, hole for handle. Also large lump of Herts puddingstone. However, number of fossils found in garden suggests this may be a collector's dump. Name of cottage, which is early 18th century, comes from a signalling gun that was kept here. Garden also contains an 18th or 19th century tombstone found on the beach which probably came from the old churchyard.
Objects seen on site by E. Rose (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 23 October 1979.
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- QUERN (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. |
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