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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 2, 1989 page 119
Maggi Darling
297 Andrews, G (with contributions by I Bird, B Dickinson, K F Hartley &: I Jefferies), 'The Romano-British pottery from the 1974 & 1977 excavations', in Hinchcliffe, I & Green, C 5, 'Excavations at Brancaster, 1974 & 1977', East Anglian Arch. Vol 23, 1985, (entire volume), 71- 126.
cts/ets/bbl/bb2/clc/dal/had(only 1 vessel)/nvc/nvg/nvs white ware/orc/
ppr (Peacock fab. 3 - not nec. 1st)/ccc/rhn/occ/oxp/shg/nvm/oxm (white & white slipped)/clm/?lgm/mro/gem/amp (Dr 20, Dr30, & 'hollow foot')/?kww/
icr/hrm(Ox/Camb potter)//near Swanpool mort. - atypical fab.
Settlement related to Saxon Shore fort started before the fort was built. Excavation in area of settlement W. of the fort only. Eastern settlement not excavated. NB Pot report completed before 1981.
Location: Norwich Castle Museum (eventually)

298 Gregory, T, 'The pottery from the kiln', in entry no. 30099, 44-49.
A rubbish deposit of 'wasters' rather than the final load of the kiln. Other kilns suspected in the area. Kiln interpreted as having 2 phases with fire-bars, differing in their method of attachment to the wall. No central support found - ?portable. Useful as one of the few kilns in Norfolk published recently. Includes thin section report by D F Williams and a quantitative analysis of the forms
Location: ?Norwich Castle Museum

299 Johnson, S, 'Burgh Castle, excavations by Charles Green, 1958-61', East Anglian Arch. Vol 20, 1983, (entire volume), 89-104.
?bbl/had (quantity: nos. 43-84) /nvc/orc (nos. 27-42) /shg/nvm/
Mostly 4th C. pottery, with "virtually no samian" (none is published), and an absence of Rhenish ware, Icenian rusticated ware, etc. Published as a type series according to source. Concordance relates pottery to other finds and site position, including coin hoards, mostly Constantinian. Notable hoard of glass vessels, dated by Harden to 400-450. A relatively large report (251 drawings) showing good range of 4th C. pottery in E. Anglia. No quantification, unfortunately. ?No amphorae??
Location: Norwich Castle Museum

300 Lawson, A I, 'The Romano-British period', in 'The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham, Norfolk', East Anglian Arch. Vol 18, 1983, 44-46.
flw,minor exc/rrs/lst.4th, prob. concentration in 3rd/usf
amp ?late Roman rilled/sts/cts/bbl/nvc/?oxr/?esm
Interesting amphora sherds and little else, except for the interpretation of the site. Pottery noted is (a) general comment on results of field-walking & (b) residual in early Anglo-Saxon features (inc. the late ?5th C. amphora sherds). Only 6 vessels illustrated. This paper merges into entry no. 298, so far as the kiln is concerned: the kiln structure is described by Lawson and the pottery by Gregory.
Location: Norwich Castle Museum
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 2, 1989 page 126
Foreign publications
R P Symonds
389 Simpson, G, 'Early South-Gaulish Dr. 29 in East Anglia', Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, Acta XXI/XXII, 1982, 17-20.
A short note on 11 sherds of pre-Boudiccan South Gaulish mould-decorated samian from sites in Norfolk and Suffolk.
These may be used to suggest earlier military occupation, particulaly at Caistor-by-Norwich, than was realised when the sherds from there were excavated (1929).

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 95
Maggi Darling
767 Gurney, D, 'The Romano-British Villa and Bath-house at Little Oulsham Drove, Feitwell; Excavations by Ernest Greenfield, 1962 and 1964', in Gurney, D (ed), Settlement, Religion and Industry on the Roman Fen-edge, Norfolk, E Anglian Archaeol,
Vol 31, 1986, (1-48), 25-42. 
exc/vil/3rd-2nd BC & 4th AD
There are only 14 illustrations, from a small group with a minimum vessel count of 25 vessels.

 768 Gurney, D, 'Leylands Farm, Hockwood cum Wilton; Excavations by Charles Green, 1957', in Gurney, D (ed), Settlement, Religion and Industry on the Roman Fen-edge, Norfolk, E Anglian Archaeol, Vol. 31, 1986, (49-92), 74-84. 
exc/rel/mid lst-4th, mostly 3rd-4th
75 vessels are illustrated by stratified groups. The report includes pie-charts showing the relative amounts of the main fabric groups calculated from the minimum no. of vessels data for Hockwold, and compared with Feltwell and Denver (in the same volume; here, entry nos 767 & 769), accompanied by a full discussion.
This material is from the site of the find of priestly headgear, the Wilton 'crown and diadems'.

 769 Gurney, D, 'A Salt-Production Site at Denver, Excavations by Charles Green, 1960', in Gurney, D (ed), Settlement, Religion and Industry on the Roman Fen-edge, Norfolk, E Anglian Archaeol, Vol. 31, 1986, (93-146), 110-133.
exc/ind/lst, main activity late 2nd-early 3rd-mid 4th?
rhn/shg/sts/ass (stamp)/waw/bri
A total of approximately 109kg is reported on, including specialist wares. The catalogue and 176 illustrations are by stratified group. The same pie-charts of proportions of fabric groups are presented as appear in the Hockwold report in the same volume (entry no. 768), based on minimum numbers of vessels. There is also a full catalogue and illustrations of the briquetage.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 101
Reviews in national journals
Richard Pollard
Review of Hinchcliffe, J & Sparey-Green, C, Excavations at Brancaster 1974 and 1977 (E Anglian Archaeol Rep 23, 1985), by Frere, S S, Britannia, Vol. 18, 1987, 394. (JRPS 2, entry no. 297)

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