Record Details

NHER Number:33994
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Post medieval finds, Roman knife and flint flake, Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline project


A NAU watching brief including fieldwalking and metal detecting in advance of the Bacton to Great Yarmouth gas pipeline recovered two concentrations of post medieval finds including pottery and substantial amounts of brick and tile that may indicate demolished buildings.A prehistoric flint flake and an iron Roman knife or cleaver was also found at this site.

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Grid Reference:TG 3920 2242
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

January-April 1997. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 17.3).
A flint flake and a Roman Iron knife or cleaver were recovered along with 6 post medieval pottery sherds and 29 fragments of post medieval ceramic building material. The post medieval remains were concentrated in two small clusters and included a substantial quantity of brick and tile, possibly indicating the presence of a former structure.
See report (S1) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.55 and NWHCM : 2017.395).
E. Rose (NLA) November 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CLEAVER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1997. Bacton to Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 262. RDX 17.3.

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