Record Details

NHER Number:40259
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting and fieldwalking in this area during 2003 and 2005 recovered a variety of finds, some of which suggested this could have been the site of a Roman settlement. Roman artefacts recovered included pottery sherds, tiles, coins and a cosmetic pestle. Other objects found included prehistoric flint artefacts (such as an early Neolithic laurel leaf and a possible projectile point), medieval pottery sherds and medieval buckle fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 00 83
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:GARBOLDISHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. Metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Worked flints.
Roman coins and cosmetic pestle.
Roman tile fragments and sherds.
Medieval sherds and buckle fragments.
Concentration of Roman material defined by Global Positioning Satellite readings around edges.
See lists and map (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 March 2004.

December 2005.
The quantity of Roman pottery (over one hundred sherds) and the tile fragments suggest that this may be the site of a possible Roman settlement or building.
D. Robertson (NLA), 19 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BORER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POINT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COSMETIC PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • IMBREX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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