Record Details

NHER Number:12166
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and medieval finds


Metal-detecting recovered Roman coins, pottery and bricks, a fragment of medieval cauldron and a medieval dagger pommel.

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Grid Reference:TG 49 16
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

November 1988. Metal detecting finds. Field mistakenly referred to by local press as 'Ormesby Roman Villa'.
Roman coins, sherds and bricks.
Medieval cauldron fragment and dagger pommel.
Post medieval sherd.
See HER Notes (S1) and finder's map (S2) in file.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU), S. Margeson (NCM) and D. Gurney (NAU).
D. Gurney (NAU), 16 January 1989.

November 1988. Fieldwalking [1].
Context 1.
2 Roman amphora sherds from same vessel, 2 rims of greyware, 1 body sherd, 1 decorated and 1 possible Samian sherd.
1 Roman brick fragment.
Context 2.
1 Roman greyware sherd, 1 Oxon colour-coated ware flanged bowl sherd.
Context 3.
1 Roman greyware sherd, 1 amphora fragments from the same vessel.
1 very large Staffordshire stoneware base.
Lead-glazed earthenware sherds.
Clay pipe stem.
See HER Notes (S1).
Identified by W. Milligan, 14 November 1988.

May 2005-March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of three ring ditches, a field system, and a trackway previously recorded under this number were moved to new Monument records following interpretation of aerial photographs.
A ring ditch and field system noted on aerial photography in 1977 are now recorded under NHER 27355 (ring ditch) and NHER 27340 (field system).
A second ring ditch located to the east and included on St Joseph's list is now recorded under NHER 42461.This is the easternmost of the three.
A third ring ditch and a trackway located to the west is now recorded under NHER 27351 and has been reinterpreted.
See record cards (S3) as well as [2] for details originally recorded.
All Notes regarding the cropmarks have been transferred to the relevant records.
The extent of this record has not been altered and therefore still reflects the extent of the cropmarks rather than the location of the finds as insufficient data is available to be certain of the area metal-detected.
H. Hamilton (HES), 15 July 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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