Record Details

NHER Number:18179
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman settlement

Summary

Metal detecting has recovered a large number of Roman coins and other metal finds. Fieldwalking has found Roman pottery and possible fire bar fragments from pottery kilns. The amount of material suggests this was the site of a Roman settlement. Prehistoric, Saxon and medieval finds were also recovered.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Early 1982. Metal detecting.
Medieval seal.
See (S1).
E. M. James (KLM).

1986 to 1987. Fieldwalking.
Prehistoric sherds and flints.
Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Roman and medieval pottery.
See (S2).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 26 June 1987.

January 1987. Metal detecting.
Forty Roman coins. See coin lists.
Roman escutcheon. Identified by T. Gregory (NAU).
Early medieval belt or vessel fitting. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Roman pottery.
See (S3).
A. Rogerson (NAU), February 1987.

February 1987. Metal detecting.
Twenty four Roman coins. See coin lists.
Fragment of decorated lead plaque.
Roman stud.
Roman brooch.
See (S3).
A. Rogerson (NAU), March 1987.

March 1987. Metal detecting.
Twenty eight Roman coins. See coin lists.
Roman pin.
Medieval belt slide.
Post medieval show buckle.
Roman bowl rim.
Undated lead plumb bob.
Two fragments of Roman bracelets.
Post medieval unidentified object.
16th century hooked tag.
Firebar probably from pottery kiln.
See (S3).
A. Rogerson (NAU), May 1987.

April 1987. Metal detecting.
Seventeen Roman coins. See coin lists.
2nd century AD finger ring.
See (S3).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and T. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), May 1987.

Mid 1987. Metal detecting.
Twenty seven Roman coins. See coin lists.
Roman key handle.
Roman miniature terret. See (S4).
Roman pin.
Roman cosmetic grinder.
Bronze sheet strip.
Post medieval candle snuffer fragment.
Identified by S. margeson (NCM) and T. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), September 1987.

September 1987. Metal detecting.
Roman seal box lid. Bird motif in black or blue enamel on yellow.
See (S3).
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1987.

January 1988. Metal detecting.
Thirty two Roman coins. See coin lists.
Roman bracelet .
Roman Colchester derivative brooch.
Medieval belt hasp.
Medieval belt stud.
Medieval disc shaped pendant.

Summer 1988. Metal detecting.
Fourteen Roman coins. See coin lists.

August 1988.
Iron Age Iceni silver coin.
Fourteen Roman coins. See coin lists.
1st century AD brooch.
Two Roman pins.
Bronze trinket ring.
Roman nail cleaner.
Bronze lyre shaped bowl from Roman folding spoon.
Roman hook from steelyard.
Three fragments from Late Roman bracelets.
Bronze disc brooch. Roman or Early Saxon?
Miniature ring brooch. Medieval.
14th century belt chape spacer plate.
16th century flower shaped belt stud.
See (S3).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and T. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), September 1988.

Pre July 1989. Metal detecting.
Twenty four Roman coins found. See coin lists.
See (S3).
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 13 July 1989.

1991. Metal detecting.
Twelve Roman coins.
Roman bronze sheet fragment?
Roman nail cleaner.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 October 1991.

September 1991. Metal detecting.
Eight Roman coins. See coin lists.
Roman finger ring.
Roman Dolphin brooch.
Roman fired clay fragment.
Roman bead?
Medieval Edward I silver penny. London mint. 1272 to 1307.
Medieval quatrefoil boss.
Undated lead plate or dish fragments.
Roman or medieval belt slide.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA) and S. Margeson (NCM).
D. A. Gurney (NLA), 14 November 1991.

October 1991. Metal detecting.
Fifteen Roman coins, two brooches.
Fragment of thick bronze sheet.
Medieval handle.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA), J. Davies (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
D. Gurney (NLA), 26 November 1991.

November 1991. Metal detecting.
Forty four Roman coins.
Roman collar?
Two Roman nails.
Roman bronze wire or rod.
End of a Roman probe or toilet implement.
See (S3).
D. Gurney (NLA), 10 January 1992.

January 1992. Metal detecting.
Roman coins. See coin lists.
Early Saxon small long brooch. See (S4) and (S5).
See (S3).
D. Gurney (NLA), 1992.

February 1992. Metal detecting.
Five Roman coins. See coin lists.
D. Gurney (NLA), 1992.

September 1992. Metal detecting.
Roman enamelled skillet handle. See (S7).
See details in file.
D. A. Gurney (NLA), 30 September 1992.

1992. Metal detecting.
Ten Roman coins. See coin lists in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece fragment. See (S6).
Hollow cast finial from casket? With moulded animal head with protruding tongue. See (S6).
S. Margeson (NCM), 28 August 1992.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN FURNITURE (Undated)
  • PLAQUE (Undated)
  • PLUMB BOB (Undated)
  • STRAP FITTING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOWL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SKILLET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPEAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1992. LBE 34-36, Enamelled skillet handle..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EGB 26-28, EGC 20-31.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1985. 14th-century Seal-Dies from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt II pp 218-220. p 220; Pl IX.
<S2>Unpublished Document: de Bootman, M.. 1991. Fieldwalking report of a Romano British site in Gooderstone.. November.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..
<S4>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1987. Drawing of an Iron Age miniature terret.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S6>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S7>Illustration: White, S.. 1992. Drawing of a Roman enamelled skillet handle.. Card. 2:1.

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