Record Details

NHER Number:3253
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman finds and features, West Newton Farm


Walling, flooring and a path of rammed flints, probably part of a Roman villa, were found in 1955 during drain digging works. Also found was an almost complete Roman pottery jug. A Roman coin, quern, tiles, slag, a whetstone and pottery fragments were recovered during building works in 1989.

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Grid Reference:TF 6983 2764
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

June 1955. Stray Find.
Found in yard of West Newton Farm, while digging drains:
Walling and flooring at 2 feet [60cm] depth, also path of rammed flints (probably part of a villa).
Almost complete Roman jar in grey ware, 3 4/5 inches [9.6cm] high, 2 4/5 inches [7cm] in diameter.
Donated to the York Cottage Estate Museum.
Information from (S1), which has a sketch of the pottery jar on its reverse.
These discoveries were reported in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2018.

18 October 1989. Stray Find.
Finds from building site, in area of 'a lot of burnt soil':
Roman coin of Commodus (PP).
Other finds recovered were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.365.1) including:
1 Iron Age or Early Saxon pottery sherd (identified by A. Rogerson, NAU).
Roman pottery sherds.
Quern fragments, tiles, slag and whetstone.
Bone (animal) also present but not collected.
See file for report on visit, sketch plan, finds details and coin form.
D. Gurney (NAU), 6 November 1989.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Unknown date)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WALL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • POT (Early Iron Age to Early Saxon - 800 BC to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Sandringham.
<S2>Serial: 1955. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 2. p 5.

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