Record Details

NHER Number:4249
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman road and multi-period pottery sherds


Aerial photographs of this area show the cropmarks of a Roman road running north to south. This feature was accompanied to the east by a series of enclosures. Investigations here in 1979 recovered sherds of Roman and medieval pottery including the base sherd of a Roman beaker which had rouletted decoration.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 856 092
Map Sheet:TF80NE

Full description

Marks in growing cereal crop, mainly dark lines against lighter background of crop. Line of Roman road visible running approximately north-south with to east complex of enclosures flanking converging minor road?

Cropmarks observed on air photo in Norfolk County Council Highways Department.
Meridian Air Maps 118 71 220 July 71 Scale 1 : 5000.
D. Edwards (NAU).

Sketch plan from card in file.

1979. 'North of Petygards' - possibly southern end of site NHER 4249.
Roman buff-oxidised base sherd; Beaker (Roman) rim with rouletted decoration.
Basalt Ware handle fragment. Two glazed Grimston sherds, two coarseware sherds probably medieval.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU) 5 November 1979.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Undated)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. Meridian Air Maps 118 71 220.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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