Record Details

NHER Number:1563
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman saltern site and pottery finds


A Roman period saltern site is visible as an amorphous cropmark on 1946 and 1974 aerial photographs. Roman pottery fragments and kiln furniture are recorded as being found in the area in the 1930s and 40s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6603 3019
Map Sheet:TF63SE

Full description

Low mound, tree covered in marshes between Boathouse Creek and Coalyard Creek.
Roman pottery (? 1st century AD) and kiln bars (cigar shaped) found before 1936.
Carinated bowls ?salt boiling site.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

August 2001. Norfolk NMP.
This is actually only the western side of a relatively large, sub-rounded mound with an east to west length of 150m and a width of 90m (S1 and S2). The site appears as several large amorphous light-coloured or parched areas. The eastern side is recorded as NHER 1592. The size of the site would suggest a relatively long period of occupation and salt production, albeit on a possible seasonal or piecemeal basis.
M. Brennand (NMP), 10 August 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SALT WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 SE 32.
---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. Sandringham.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF 106G/UK/1427 4059 16-APR-1946 (SMR TF 6630B).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. SMR TF 6530A (NLA 2/AAW45) 14-JUL-1974.

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