Record Details

NHER Number:24270
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman building

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting between 1987 and 2012 has recovered a dense scatter of Roman floor and roof tile as well as Roman coins, pottery, brooches and other metal objects. The pottery includes high status Nene Valley Colour-Coated Ware. A high quality Neolithic flint chopper was also recorded. The finds suggest that this is the site of a Roman building.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 05 85
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:KENNINGHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1987. Surface finds from Roman villa site by [1].
Area of scatter defined from information from [1] via [2]

December 1988.
Collection of Roman floor and roof tile.
Post medieval sherds.
Forty four Roman sherds, predominantly grey wares, with five colour-coated sherds (including dish base and flanged bowl in Nene Valley Colour Coat), mortarium flange and buff flagon handle fragment.
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU).
D. Gurney (NAU), 16 November 1988.

September 1989. Metal detecting finds in area of earlier finds.
Roman bronze hairpin and brooch.
Information from [1].
D. Gurney (NAU), 3 October 1989.

March 1992. Metal detected finds.
Eight Roman coins, Roman brooch.
Medieval strap end
D. Gurney (NLA), 31 March 1992.

April 1992. Metal detected and surface finds.
Neolithic chopper.
Roman coins and metalwork.
D. Gurney (NLA), 16 April 1992

See file for details, coin lists.

This site has been interpreted as a Roman villa in the past. Although there is evidence for a Roman building it is not clear whether it is a villa.
M. Dennis (NLA), 20 April 2006.

February-March 2012. Metal-detecting.
Four Romano-British pot sherds.
A. Rogerson (HES), 24 April 2012.

June-July 2012. Metal-detecting.
Seven Roman coins, Roman and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 10 August 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • CHOPPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 271 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 271 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 293 AD to 296 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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