Record Details

NHER Number:3303
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic and Roman finds


Rabbits burrowing into this site have unearthed large quantities of Roman pottery fragments and metal working waste. Metal detecting recovered a 2nd or 3rd century AD copper alloy pin and some Roman coins. A fragment of rare Roman samian pottery made by Alpinus, with an otherwise unknown stamp design, was also found here by the detectorist. A flaked Neolithic flint axehead has also been found at the site.

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Grid Reference:TF 66 22
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

1936. Stray Find.
Roman site identified 1/4 mile [0.4km] south of milestone 4 on main road. Extends 50 yards [46m] in each direction.
Pottery sherds from burrows. 2nd to 3rd century AD (forty rims). Bigger jars. Roll rims over 2.5cm (1 inch) across.
Details from P. L. K. Schwabe.
Information from (S1), which also has sketches of Roman pottery sherds recovered at this site.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2018.

Slag on this site at [1].
E. Rose (NLA).

Location [2].
Roman pot, iron bloom and waste found.
See (S2).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 27 March 1990

Autumn 1985. Metal detecting. [3].
Unlocated within area of site marked on map.
Roman copper alloy pin, conical facetted head, swollen shank, 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Many Roman coins (to be brought in).
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), December 1985.

Roman copper alloy late 1st century AD military jock strap terminal.
Base of central Gaulish Samian form 33 with stamp details.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 14 January 1986.

Samian base of Alpinus (AL.PINIM). Lezoux fabric. This is a new stamp of Alpinus; of seven known stamps from four dies, six are in Britain and the other Clermond Ferrand Museum. One is in a Piercebridge context suggesting date around AD 60 to 200, so firmly Antonine and probably mid to late Antonine.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 28 February 1986.

Early 1986. [3].
Within area of site as marked on record map.
Chipped Neolithic flint axe, grey.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 24 November 1986.

March-April 2018. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [5].
KLMD042018 - PAS details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 8 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 SE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: CYY 25-7, CZB 32-33, CZC 9-11.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Castle Rising.
<S2>Serial: 1970. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1970. No 17. p 12.

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