Record Details

NHER Number:23657
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Site of Roman farmstead and post medieval building


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric worked flints and pottery fragments dating from the Iron Age, Roman and medieval periods. A concentration of pottery and building material probably derives from a post medieval building shown on an old map, but now demolished. Mixed with this material are many Roman finds. These are evidence for the location of a Roman farmstead under the modern Cut-Off Channel.

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Grid Reference:TL 6991 9368
Map Sheet:TL69SE

Full description

21 April 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Field south of Cut Off Channel.
Young cereal.

Context 1. FWL ER.
General scatter odd flints and prehistoric sherds.
Some later reidentified as Roman and medieval and Iron Age.

Context 2 at 6998 9388. MTW 139.
Concentration of medieval? pot sparse, and odd Roman? sherds, mixed with building rubble which is abundant and probably derived from old farm buildings shown on map but no longer extant. Spread of material runs into next part of field to east which is under well advanced cereal. Minimum 48m north to south by less than 18m east to west. On gentle north facing chalk slope at 5.8m OD.
Yes, twnety two Roman sherds identified.
R. Silvester (NAU), 25 April 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

Roman finds are evidence for the location of a Roman farmstead under the modern Cut-Off Channel.
See (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 7 July 2006.

Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • (Former Type) BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL ER. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW 139. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.

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