Norfolk: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

Historic Environment Service, Norfolk County Council, 2010

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Introduction

Part of the Roman small town at Billingford, under excavation in advance of aggregate extraction (photograph by Derek Edwards)

The Norfolk Aggregates Assessment Project (English Heritage Project No. 5241MAIN) is an archaeological investigation, synthesis and assessment project, funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The project, which began in May 2007, was undertaken by Norfolk Landscape Archaeology (NLA), part of Norfolk County Council's Museums and Archaeology Service (NMAS).

The assessment consists of a consideration of the archaeology within the aggregate producing areas of the county, through analysis of data held within the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (NHER). Four Study Areas based on aggregate type were selected for broad assessment. Within each of these a smaller sample area or 'Sub-Unit' was subject to detailed investigation, record enhancement and assessment. This included a systematic air photo interpretation survey undertaken as part of English Heritage's National Mapping Programme (NMP), and the scoring of archaeological sites within each area for archaeological Significance and other values.