Record Details

NHER Number:29047
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pit containing kiln debris and an undated pit

Summary

Two pits were found in the early 1990s during a watching brief on the line of the Norwich Southern Bypass. One contained a lot of Roman pottery sherds and debris from a pottery kiln, suggesting that a kiln may have been located nearby. The second pit contained evidence for burning and no dating evidence, although it may have been prehistoric in date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1575 1036
Map Sheet:TG11SE
Parish:COSTESSEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1991 to 1992. Site 16 A-B. Watching Brief on line of Norwich Southern Bypass.
Possible Prehistoric pit.
Roman pit with pottery and kiln waste.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), July 1992.

September 2005.
The kiln waste and pottery in the Roman pit suggests that a pottery kiln may have been located nearby.
The possible prehistoric pit contained evidence for burning and no dating evidence.
See (S1).
D. Robertson (NLA), 16 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Bown, J.. 1992?. Norwich Southern Bypass Watching Brief.
<S2>Map: Bown, J.. 1992?. Norwich Southern Bypass Watching Brief Annotated Maps.

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