Record Details

NHER Number:2706
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman finds near Blackwater Ford

Summary

Finds of Roman pottery suggest that this may be the site of a small Roman settlement. Iron Age and medieval pottery sherds have also been found on the site, and fragments of Roman querns.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 834 002
Map Sheet:TF80SW
Parish:HILBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description


Iron Age Sherds found near Blackwater Ford by W.G. Clarke.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

1928 to 1929. South of Blackwater Ford and west of line of Smuggler's Road, sandy soil about 15m (50') to 30.5m (100') OD.
Roman sherds including mortarium, colour coated sherds, fragment of red mortar, fragment of niedermendig lava quern.
Given to NCM by R.R. Clarke (site 14).
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

(S1) records site as 'Roman village'.
E. Rose (NAU)

1920. South of Blackwater Ford and west of line of Smugglar's Road, sandy soil about 24.4m (80') to 30.5m (100') OD Sherds including colour coated found by W.G. Clarke.

Pre 1947. Stray Find.
From Roman site:
2 sherds rusticated ware.
Information from (S2).
According to (S3) this is the beaker pottery from Hilborough listed in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2016.

1986 to 1987. Fieldwalking. Finder's field GC 8 but no details given in his file.
1 flint, 1 medieval unglazed, 1 glazed Grimston sherd found.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1988.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: 1920. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt II (for 1919-20) pp 315-322. p 322.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 98.
---Newspaper Article: 1920. Eastern Daily Press. 9 April.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Hilborough.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hilborough [2].
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 SW 4; TF 80 SW 8; TF 80 SW 9.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hilborough.
<S3>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. p 234.
<S4>Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. No 549.

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