Record Details

NHER Number:20749
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Roman settlement. A Roman brooch, four Roman coins, and fragments of Roman pottery have been found during field walking and metal detecting. Prehistoric flints and fragments of pottery dating from the medieval and post medieval periods have also been found.

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Grid Reference:TF 92 13
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

March 1983. Field Ordnance Survey Great Fransham 256. Field walking finds.
Large numbers of Roman sherds including Oxfordshire colour coated, ?Samian, rusticated, coarse.
Flint tools and ?prehistoric sherds.
Medieval sherds including Grimston, late medieval/early post medieval.
Post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 23 October 1984.

18 December 1989. Field walking and metal detecting finds.
Context 24: abortive metal detecting survey (rained off).
Casually collected pottery, 2 Roman coins, see 1:2500; copper alloy bar ?Roman
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) March 1992

Early October 1996. Metal detecting finds.
2 Roman coins.
See list in file.
Roman ?1st century brooch fragment. Head only, hinged, corroded.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
See (S2) for locations (coins 'A' and 'B' and brooch 'C').
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 January 1997.

September/October 2006. Metal detecting.
2 Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 November 2006.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G256. AJGR.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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