Record Details

NHER Number:7588
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman rubbish pit


A Roman rubbish pit was found here between 1928 and 1930. The pottery inside the pit mostly dated to the 2nd century AD and included samian ware.

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Grid Reference:TG 2010 2459
Map Sheet:TG22SW

Full description

1928 to 1930. Casual Observation.
200 yards [180m] north-east of Bolwick Hall and south of Hall Farm:
Roman "refuse pit" revealed by blown-down tree in sandy loam at a depth of 1' 6" [0.45m] to 2' 8" [0.80m].
Pottery included Samian ware and at least six fragments of coarse greyware jars and bowls. Mostly mid 2nd century. See sketches (S1).
In 1950 these finds were preserved at Bolwick Hall but it is unknown whether this is still the case.
The above information is primarily derived from notes on Roman sites at Aylsham compiled by R. R. Clarke (probably during the 1950s). These notes largely relate to NHER 7586 and the above description had not been previously associated with this site, although they clearly relate to the discovery recorded at this location on an early record map and noted by (S2) (on which this record was previously based).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 January 2016.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 22 SW 2.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Illustration: ?Clarke, R. R. ?1950s. Sketches of Roman pottery sherds from Aylsham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Aylsham.

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