Record Details

NHER Number:1553
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman finds


Fieldwalking and metal detecting since the 1950s have recovered a large number of Roman finds. These include pieces of samian, mortaria and other Roman pottery, metalworking debris and a 1st to 2nd century AD trumpet brooch. The samian pottery includes a decorated piece depicting a horseman wielding a spear.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 68 32
Map Sheet:TF63SE

Full description

1949, 1951 to 1952, 1979, 1981.
Finds of Roman pottery, much samian (S1)-(S2) smelting slag and a utilised pebble (S3).
For full list see file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 April 1981.

1985 or before.
Roman samian and mortarium mostly from NHER 11829 but slightly overlapping this field.

NOTE extreme west edge of site NHER 1553 now taken into site NHER 20199 - part of 1949 scatter?
E. Rose (NAU).

1994/1995. Fieldwalking.
Roman pottery, quern, slag, tile. See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 2 May 1995.

1997/1998. Metal detected finds. Site extended to run flush with NHER 20199's eastern edge. See Notes.
One Roman brooch, samian sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 July 1999.

October- November 2009. Metal detecting.
Roman figurine of Mars. See drawing (S4).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 10 December 2009.

April/May 2010. Metal detecting (area extended).
1 Roman coin, Romano-British sherds and tile fragments, and probably Romano-British iron slag.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 June 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POLISHER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Serial: Norfolk Research Committee. 1950. Archaeological Research in Norfolk. Archaeological Newsletter. Vol 3 No 2 pp 38-39. p 39.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 SE 28.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Ingoldisthorpe [3].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1952. Drawing of a Roman samian ware pottery sherd. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Rubbing of a Roman samian ware pottery sherd. Rubbing. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Drawing of an undated utilised flint pebble. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2009. Drawing of a Roman cast copper alloy figurine of Mars. Film. 2:1.

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