Record Details

NHER Number:7954
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman structure


In 1951 during the construction of filter tanks for the sewage works a Roman cobbled floor, 15m square, was recovered, closely assocated with pottery and animal bones. To the northeast a possible hearth or oven was also noted, suggesting occupation of this area during the Roman period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 150 786
Map Sheet:TM17NE

Full description

August 1951. East of Scole House in construction of filter tanks for sewerage.
Roman cobbled flooring, at least 50' (15m) square found around 2' (0.6m) below modern surface with pottery and animal bones on it.
To northeast was structure of burnt clay (?oven).
Dupondius of Faustina I, Dupondius of Claudis I.
Fragment of puddingstone quern
B. Brown interpreted part of the cobbling as a road 18 yds (16.5m) wide but I could not see this on site
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
(S1), photo by B. Brown in NCM.

NCM 25.952 sherds from Depwade RDC per Thrower.
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Sketch plan in file (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • OVEN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Mallows, J. 1962. Scole from past to present. p 3.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Scole.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Annotated map of finds.

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