Record Details

NHER Number:23082
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This is the site of a Roman settlement, which continues under NHER 23897 and NHER 24763. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, including concentration of prehistoric pot boilers, and pottery dating from the Roman to the post-medieval periods. Metal detecting in 2010 recovered multi-period finds including a Neolithic flint scraper; Romano-British, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery; medieval and post-medieval coins; and various medieval and post-medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8965 1238
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1986. Field L190. Field walking in good conditions.
Three ares of pot boilers, one 20m east to west x 14m north to south in area 39, one 22m east to west x 35m north to south in area 40, third extending in from adjacent field 188.
Worked flint.
Medieval sherds including Grimston, late medieval/early post medieval, and early medieval.
Early Saxon or Middle Saxon sherds, also Ipswich ware.
Post medieval sherds including Bellarmine, 16th century, glazed red earthernware.
Roman coarsewares and corky ware.
Undated sherds.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 20 November 1986.

This site, as well as NHER 23897 and NHER 24763, is recorded as RB7 in (S2). The Iron Age sherds found on the site suggest a pre-Roman origin for the settlement.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 19 December 2005.

January/February 2010. Metal detecting (includes material from HER 23081).
Neolithic flint scraper; Romano-British, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; 2 medieval and 2 post-medieval coins; post-medieval token and jetton; and medieval/post-medieval undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 March 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L190. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2023 Norfolk Historic Environment Service