Record Details

NHER Number:24763
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 23082 and NHER 23897. Field walking and metal detecting recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods, an Iron Age or Roman brooch, Roman coins, and medieval and post medieval metalwork.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 89 12
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1988.
Gridded field walking Fransham survey. Contexts 1 to 42.
Iron Age, Roman. Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery finds.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) August 1988.

November/December 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.
Post medieval jetton.
Roman and ?Iron Age, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Roman and medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 February 1999.

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

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 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)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L64. AJGR.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.
<S2>Thesis: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Fransham: an archaeological and historical study of a parish on the Norfolk boulder clay.

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