Record Details

NHER Number:29922
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman well


A Roman timber lined well was discovered in 1993. The well contained animal bones, Iron Age coins and a number of Roman pots. The exact location of the well and the circumstances of its discovery are unknown. Another Roman timber lined well was excavated nearby, see NHER 5587.

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1993. Norfolk unprovenanced, probably Hockwold cum Wilton.
Timber lined well, animal skulls, Iron Age coins and Roman pottery, allegedly.
See photographs of Roman pottery and (S1) in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 3 August 1993.

October 1993.
Source now adds that the timber lined well, 1.2m (4ft) square, was discovered over the winter 'a few years ago', exposed by dredging work in very boggy ground 'somewhere south of NHER 5587'.
Note that NHER 5587/c1 (in the Scheduled Area) is Curtis' 1967 timber lined well.
The pots recovered have apparently been stolen.
D. Gurney (NLA) 22 October 1993.

Monument Types

  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Photograph.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Correspondence: Taylor, A.. 1993. Letter to P. Wade-Martins. 23 July.

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