Record Details

NHER Number:19577
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric and Roman finds from Breckland Pig Farms Head Compound


Prehistoric flint implements and a fragment of Roman pottery were found when an area was stripped for a new access road in 1983.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7878 9403
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

10 October 1983. See plan in file.
Grid reference may not be exact to 8-figures as not on OS map.
Area stripped for access road and lavatories.
Chalk and breck sand/gravel natural below about 30cm topsoil. No features visible.
1 Roman greyware bodysherd probably late 1st century (identified by A. Gregory (NAU)).
Overall distribution of flint tools.
No evidence of Saxon material (see NHER 4987 for reported Saxon burial to north).
A. Rogerson (NAU) October 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 1000000 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (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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