Record Details

NHER Number:24269
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting in 1987, 1989 and 2014 recovered Roman and medieval pottery sherds; Roman roof tile fragments; a Roman quernstone fragment; undated shell, bone and briquetage fragments; Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval tokens and Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman brooch and bracelet fragment; a medieval harness fitting and buckle; a medieval/post-medieval cauldron fragment and a post-medieval strap fitting and unidentified object.
The large number and type of Roman finds recovered suggest that this was the site of a Roman settlement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:KENNINGHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1987. Metal detecting finds.
Fifty to sixty Roman coins and medieval harness fitting.
See list in file.
Coins identified by D. Gurney (NAU).
Harness identified by A. Gregory (NAU) and A. Rogerson (NAU).
Information from [2] via [1].
D. Gurney (NAU), 22 December 1988.

January 1989. Further metal detected finds by [2].
Icenian, Roman, medieval coins.
Roman, medieval pottery; shell; bone; tile; Roman, medieval, post medieval metalwork.
See file.
Ident ified by D. Gurney (NAU).
D. Gurney (NAU), 27 January 1989.

May 1989. Metal detected and surface finds by [2].
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NAU), 31 May 1989.

September 1989. Metal detected find in area of earlier finds.
Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius. See coin form in file.
Information from [2].
D. Gurney (NAU), 3 October 1989.

October 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
1 Roman coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 364 AD to 378 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

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • FIGURINE (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EQT 21-24, FNP31-4.

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