Record Details

NHER Number:4238
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman canal and finds, Woodhouse Farm


Fragments of Roman pottery and pieces of burnt daub were found at this site in the 1930s. Fieldwalking in the 1980s as part of the Fenland Survey recovered more Roman pottery. A section of the Roman canal that ran alongside the Fen Causeway Roman road runs east to west across the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 551 000
Map Sheet:TF50SE

Full description

Sherds in profusion to east and west of house. Samian sherds (F.69) and much burnt daub from 200 yards east of farm buildings.
Note by R.R. Clarke (NCM) who also made an identical note but ascribed information to St. Joseph.

1987. Fenland fieldwalking.
Some of the Roman sherds from NHER 16600 context 2 may come from north edge of this site east of farm. Also, the
postulated Roman canal runs east to west forming the section of this site east of the farmhouse. A soilmark of unknown date projects into this site from the main complex in NHER 16600.
See that number for details.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 December 1987.

31 March 1988. Southeast corner of site, centred on TF 5535 0011.
Few Roman sherds.
R. Silvester (NAU) 31 March 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CANAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF5400 C,D; TF5500 K-N.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NDH AE. FENS.
---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 - Roman. Nordelph.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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