Record Details

NHER Number:21780
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Roman building and multi-period pottery


Roman pottery, flue tile and roof tile found during fieldwalking suggests that this may be the site of a Roman building. A whetstone and Late Saxon and medieval pottery have also been found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7212 2159
Map Sheet:TF72SW

Full description

9 September 1985. Between NHER 9871 and NHER 3574.
Area 25m north to south x equal length of cottage garden to north. About 10 minutes non systematic collection.
Finds apparently becoming denser to southwest but no edges to scatter within walked area.
Roman tile, sample of 5 tegulae fragments and 1 flue tile fragment to indicate considerable spread thereof.
22 Roman coarseware or predominately. Nar Valley type.
1 slip decorated Colchester or local colour coated sherd.
1 probable Nene Valley colourcoated rim.
39 Thetford, mostly Grimston Thetford including jar rims, bowl rims, and storage jar sherds.
No obvious wasters, predominately reduced throughout.
1 spout from pitcher in unusually pale blueish grey fabric, oddly? fired Grimston Thetford.
1 sherd glazed Grimston.
1 hone, complete, rectangular section, remains of iron suspension ring, unusual dense marble like cream to pinkish stone.
Roman coarseware and Thetford sorting somewhat suspect because of fabric similarities.
Finders A. Rogerson (NAU) and D. Wicks (NAU)
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) and A. Gregory (NAU)
A. Rogerson (NAU) 9 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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.

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