Record Details

NHER Number:17185
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a small Roman settlement, one a number of Roman settlements strung out along a ridge. Fieldwalking has recovered prehistoric flints and pottery, Roman pottery and medieval and post medieval pottery and building materials.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3707 9662
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

23 November 1980. Surface finds in fieldwalking.
6 flint tools = flakes (J. Wymer January 1985).
2 Samian sherds.
31 Roman greyware.
25 oxydised including 1 Oxfordshire-type mortarium.
70 coarseware, predominantly Roman greyware but including some medieval.
9 coarse grey sherds, dark with oxydised surfaces, date?
2 flint-gritted prehistoric sherds.
2 sherds and scraps, soft, large quartz inclusions, dat?
7 medieval/late medieval glazed.
16 post medieval glazed.
2 clay pipe stems.
Miscellaneous tile, brick, all probably post medieval.
2 slag lumps.
Miscellaneous iron.
Finders: Hales Hall Survey.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) April 1981.

(S1) records this as Site 21, a small Roman settlement that extends into Site 14 (NHER 16857), and is close to Site 16 (NHER 16860), This is one of a number of small Roman settlements strung out along a ridge.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 22 May 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 16.

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