|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Site of Roman settlement and saltern|
Fieldwalking has recovered fragments of Roman pottery and Roman briquetage suggesting that this is the site of a Roman settlement and saltern, one of a number of similar sites identified along the course of the Fen Causeway Roman road (NHER 2796).
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|Grid Reference:||TL 5298 9942|
|Parish:||NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
January 1989. Conditions: good, well-weathered ploughsoil.
Small and sparse concentration of pottery.
A few fragments of fired clay and a couple of oyster shell fragments. Set in dark grey soil on south side of fen causeway roddon. Area 19m east to west x 17m north to south.
R.J. Silvester (NAU), 2 January 1989.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).
(S2) records this the site of a Roman settlement dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries, one of a number of similar sites identified along the course of the Fen Causeway Roman road (NHER 2796). Briquetage has also been recovered from the site, suggesting that salt-making took place here during the Roman period.
See (S2) for more details.
- WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
- SALTERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
- MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
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Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NDH 11. FENS. |
|<S1>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52. p 109. |
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