Record Details

NHER Number:21182
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of Roman peat cuttings


Several pit-like features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The features are probably the remains of Roman peat cuttings, and a fragment of Roman pottery has been found on the site during fieldwalking.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 544 999
Map Sheet:TL59NW

Full description

NAU aerial photographs 28 July 1977. Cropmarks.
Alignments of pit like features in 'bands' across field. Possible salterns?
D.A. Edwards (NAU) 22 February 1985.

26 February 1985. Visited by D.A. Gurney (NAU).
Field under crop and poor conditions for fieldwalking. Inspection of cropmark area produced Samian sherd (context 2, 5448 9983) form 37 rim, Central Gaulish. No obvious explanation of cropmarks, no other finds or visible briquetage to suggest salt production.
D.A. Gurney (NLA) 27 February 1985

Research since 1985 has shown that these are Roman turbaries.
D. Gurney and E. Rose (NLA) 5 September 1996.

11 September 2006. Google Earth.
Turbaries can be seen extensively on Google Earth imagery.
See (S1) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 9 May 2011.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • SALT WORKS (Unknown date)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SALT WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL5499 C,D,Q,R,S,W.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Vertical Aerial Photograph: Google Earth. ? - present. Google Earth Orthophotographs. 11-SEPT-2006 Accessed 09-MAY-2011.

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