Record Details

NHER Number:20849
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherd concentration

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland Survey recovered a number of Roman pottery sherds from this field. A concentration of Roman pottery sherds, with some medieval sherds, was also noted within an area of darker silt.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5112 1245
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

23 October 1984. Weathered soil obscured by ploughed-in stubble.
Context 1: General scatter of Roman sherds to south. WPP EX (S1).
Context 2: at 5117 1232. Sparse scatter Roman pottery with slight trace of darker silt staining around. Only part of field has soil sufficiently weathered and site could continue further south. 29m north to south x 50m east to west. Some of the material form Context 2 has been reidentified as medieval pottery. WPP 87 (S2).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. Silvester (NAU), 24 October 1984

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • 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 EX. FENS. WPP EX.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 87. FENS. WPP 87.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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