Record Details

NHER Number:20590
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Roman settlement, which continues as NHER 15875 and NHER 20647. A concentration of Roman finds, including pottery, a coin, a spindle whorl made from a Roman pot and Roman flue tiles were found at this site during a field walking survey. Field walking also recovered prehistoric flints, a bowl and a bead of unknown date, and fragments of pottery dating from the Middle Saxon to the post medieval periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

Early 1980 and 1985. Field walking in good conditions.
Large quantity of Roman pottery including Samian; illegible coin probably 4th century and perhaps another; brick includes possible Roman flue tile; spindle whorl made from Roman pot.
Medieval sherds including Grimston and late medieval/early post medieval; Ipswich and Thetford wares, post medieval wares, undated sherds.
Jet bead, iron bowl fragment, undated.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 23 August 1984

October 1995. Found during metal detecting.
4 worked flints.
1 Ipswich sandy body sherd.
Roman grey, 3 jar rims, 1 base, 1 body sherd.
1 body sherd coarse Roman oxidised.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 November 1995.

September-October 2006, Metal-detecting,
1 post-medieval silver gilt dress hook.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See description in file.
Previously recorded (in error) under NHER 20790 [1].
J. Page (HES), 11 March 2014. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 May 2020.

December 2007- January 2008.
9 Roman, 2 medieval and 1 post medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 February 2008.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Unknown date)
  • BOWL (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport and British Museum. 2008. Treasure Annual Report 2005/6. p 146; No 680.
---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G96. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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