Record Details

NHER Number:11605
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman enclosure


Several enclosures are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. A watching brief carried out by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1999 on the site of the cropmarks revealed Roman ditches, a possible hearth, and pottery dating to the 3rd to 4th century, suggesting that this site is associated with the late 3rd century Roman fort, see NHER 10471.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4788 0431
Map Sheet:TG40SE

Full description

Undated Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography photographs in field southeast of scheduled area, and west of bend in road shows several amorphous cropmarks, including small rectangular areas.

16 December 1998. Watching Brief.
Observation of commercial works in caravan park.
Hearth, ditch and pit with Roman sherds and building material.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.308).
E. Rose (NLA) 16 March 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEGULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP CQ 046-7, NAU TG 4704C,D,AEY.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Phillips, C. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Liffens Holiday Park, Butt Lane, Burgh Castle. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 377.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 370.

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