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Monument Number 130984

Hob Uid: 130984
Location :
Norfolk
Breckland
Billingford
Grid Ref : TG0070020050
Summary : Site of a possible Roman settlement at Billingford represented by coins, pottery, a bronze brooch and a silver ring. Possible timber bridge.
More information : A Romano-British settlement at TG 008201 (see plan) where much
Romano-British pottery has been found over an area of at least 40
acres. A Roman bronze brooch also found here. At TG 00702005 a rectangular projection may be an abutment for a timber bridge where the Roman road (RR38) crossed the River Wensum. (See also Roman bridge at TG 007195). (1-2)

Several Roman Coins found 1934/5 in Lodge Field (TG 00832038). (3)

The area indicated as RB Settlement site on the plan of Authy 1 is
arable land; there are no surface indications of former occupation.
The landowner was not interested in the site and could offer no
additional information.

There is a projection on the river bank at TG 00702005 as indicated
by P Wade-Martins, there does not seem to be anything significant
about it. (4)

Nothing visible on air photographs. (5)

TG 007203. A Roman silver ring was found at this location in or before 1985 by a metal detector. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Norfolk archaeology : a journal of archaeology and local history
Source details : (P Wade-Martins)
Page(s) : 358-61
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Vol(s) : 34 - 1969
Source Number : 2
Source : Council for British Archaeology Group 7: Bulletin of archaeological discoveries
Source details : (P Wade-Martins)
Page(s) : 4
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Vol(s) : 17 - 1970
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Eastern Dly Press 17.6.35
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : R R Clarke Corr 6" 1949
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JB 27-FEB-73
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF/3G/TUD/UK/100 30.13.46 5160-61).
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Source Number : 6
Source : Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies
Source details : 17 1986 (Hassal MWC and Tomlin RSO)
Page(s) : 447
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Bridge, Settlement
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Bridge, Settlement
Object Type : VESSEL, RING, COIN
Object Material : Pottery, Silver

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 7206
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 02 SW 5
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1566975
Relationship type :

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TG 02 SW 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-02-27
End Date : 1973-02-27
Associated Activities : Primary, BILLINGFORD
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1990-01-01
End Date : 1992-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BILLINGFORD
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1991-01-01
End Date : 1992-12-31