Record Details

NHER Number:19672
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherd concentration, medieval pottery sherds, slag and bone

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 by the Fenland Survey recorded an extensive scatter of Roman pottery sherds on the edge of a large roddon. Also present were fragments of animal bone, medieval pottery sherds and slag.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5148 1352
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

7 November 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. Field of winter wheat, well weathered.
Extensive scatter of Roman sherds on north edge of large roddon, material extending onto flat ground beyond. Animal bone present but sparse. Also odd bit of medieval pottery and slag. Conceivably an extension of NHER 19637 but unlikely. 100m east to west x 50m north to south approximately at 7 feet (2.1m) OD. Large size of sherds suggests plough is presently disturbing Roman levels. WPP 14 (S1).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 7 November 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 14. FENS. WPP 14.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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