Record Details

NHER Number:17978
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a small Roman settlement that may be a continuation of the settlement recorded as NHER 17976. Fieldwalking and metal detecting have recovered prehistoric flints and pottery, a miniature Iron Age terret, Roman pottery, coins and a buckle, an Early Saxon brooch, and medieval and post medieval pottery and other finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 36 96
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

17 January 1982. Fieldwalking by Hales Survey (retains).
Much Roman pottery and glass.
Medieval, post medieval and undate sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 15 March 1982.

Further finds including flints, see file.
A. Rogerson (NAU) May 1982.

Prehistoric sherds, possibly Iron Age, see file.

March 1993. Fieldwalking finds. Site extended to east.
Scatter of Roman pottery: greywards, 9 rims and 10 body sherds.
Other coarsewares, 2 rims and 1 body sherd.
1 mortarium sherd.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM).
J. Davies (NCM) 5 May 1993.

June/September 1995. Metal detecting finds.
Fragment of animal headed buckle, Type III, see (S1), late Roman.
Fragment of Early Saxon small-long brooch, cruciform head plate decorated with double lines of crescentric stamps on wings and central field. Lug on reverse.
Identified by S. Anderson (NCM).
11 Roman coins.
See list in file.
Late Iron Age copper alloy mini terret, (S3).
See drawing in file.
Roman copper alloy hair pin, length 11.7mm, knob head type, with shank expanded in middle.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
1 rim and 1 spout sherd mortarium sherds.
2 medieval buckles: D-shaped frame and lobed plate ?inlaid or gilded; 3 rivet holes. Oval with slightly indented outer edge and pin.
Identified by S. Anderson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 November 1995.

(S2) records this as Site 41, a Roman settlement site that may be a continuation of Site 40 (NHER 17976).
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 23 May 2006

1997. Stray Find.
Roman pottery sherds recovered in north-east corner of site, in vicinity of [1].
P. Watkins (HES), 12 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 41. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Hawkes, S. C. and Dunning, G. C. 1962. Soldiers and Settlers in Britain, Fourth to Fifth Century. With a Catalogue of Animal-Ornamented Buckles and Related Belt-Fittings. Medieval Archaeology. Vol V (for 1961) pp 1-70. p 58; Fig 20.
<S2>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 15.
<S3>Illustration: Martins, V. 1995. Drawing of a miniature Iron Age terret.. Paper. 1:1.

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