|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Prehistoric inhumation, Roman kiln and artefact hoard|
Excavation work in the 1970s-80s found the remains of several Roman kilns (with associated pottery) as well as prehistoric human inhumations. Other finds include a coin of the Iceni tribe and a gritstone quern.
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|Parish:||PENTNEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1971. Excavations by King's Lynn Archaeological Society.
Work uncovered a possible Roman kiln along with Roman and Iron Age sherds and a flagon. Additionally, domestic refuse was found and this comprised a gritstone quern, animal bones, clay kiln bar fragments, Roman pottery (including a ring-necked flagon in a polished black fabric) and an 'Iron Age B' sherd.
See (S1 and S2).
Information from  and OS card.
E. Rose (NAU) 4 September 1979.
November 1980. Excavation in middle of field by .
Two Roman pottery kilns and earlier inhumations.
See card (S3) for details.
See (S4, S5 and S6).
A. Gregory (NAU) 14 January 1981.
Silver Iceni coin found by , possibly from this site. This coin is included in a large find scatter  and the KLM may have more information about this particular find and the large scatter.
A. Gregory (NAU).
- INHUMATION (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
- POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- HUMAN REMAINS (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- FLAGON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Unknown. 1981. Drawing of a Roman pottery sherd.. Paper. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Illustration: Unknown. 1981. Drawing of a Roman pottery sherd.. Paper. 1:1. |
|<S3>||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S4>||Illustration: Unknown. Drawings of fragments from a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown. |
|<S5>||Illustration: Unknown. Drawings of fragments from a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown. |
|<S6>||Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Roman kiln.. Paper. Unknown. |
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