Record Details

NHER Number:23757
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds and post-medieval/modern features at Leet Hill Pit


Fieldwalking on the route of the Kirby Cane bypass recovered a thin scatter of Roman pottery and tile. Later Roman coins were found on this field. A field survey undertaken in an area of proposed quarrying recovered a range of finds including prehistoric worked flints, potentially Roman tiles and a medieval iron spur. A subsequent watching brief during topsoil stripping exposed a ditch and plough scars of probable late post-medieval or early modern date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3832 9303
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

Winter 1986 to 1987. Fieldwalking in area around proposed line of Kirby Cane bypass. Context 1 centred on grid reference.
Thin scatter of Roman sherds and tegula fragments all over field. Probably a continuation of the scatter of site NHER 23325, but not demonstrated. [1]

Summer 1988.
Landowner reported that 'Roman coins' found in this field.
No information as to type or quality.
J.A. Davies (NCM), 11 September 1988.

August 1995. Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey and Watching Brief.
Context 2. Area extended to southwest to cover evaluation in advance of gravel pit, partly overlapping Context 1.
Field survey recovered a range of objects including:
Prehistoric worked and burnt flints.
2 Roman tile fragments (very abraded).
1 medieval iron spur fragment.
18 post-medieval ceramic building material fragments.
Various post-medieval/undatable metal objects.
Monitoring of topsoil stripping identified a ditch and a number of probably associated ploughmarks. These features were of probable late post-medieval/early modern date. A number of additional finds were also recovered including a prehistoric worked flint and several potentially Roman tile fragments.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 November 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CULTIVATION MARKS (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD?)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. and Forrest, K. 1995. Archaeological Investigations at Leet Hill, Kirby Cane, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 143.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 402.

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