Record Details

NHER Number:20885
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherd concentrations, medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland Survey recovevered a general scatter of Roman and medieval pottery sherds from this field. Two concentrations of Roman pottery sherds, with some medieval sherds, were also noted.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5162 1306
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 November 1984. Fieldwalking in good conditions with weathered soil and young winter wheat.
Context 1: general scatter; odd sherds Roman and some medieval. WPP FB (S1).
Context 2: at 5164 1314. Small group Roman sherds, not sufficient to indicate size. WPP FA (S2).
Context 3 at 5157 1312. Sparse to moderate scatter of Roman pottery close to and possibly on edge of large roddon. Area 33m northwest to southeast x 35m northeast to southwest with odd sherds beyond. WPP 90 (S3).
Finds in NCM.
Some of the material from contexts 2 & 3 has been reidentified as medieval pottery.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. Silvester (NAU), November 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 FB. FENS. WPP FB.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP FA. FENS. WPP FA.
<S3>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 90. FENS. WPP 90.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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