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In 2012 members of our group were invited to help and assist the Time Team with some information on a topic we have been researching “silver carr”. A local stone quarried in  Castle Rising during the late Roman period and believed to be used in the construction of the Roman shore fort at Brancaster. Up to this point the only evidence of use of silver carr in Brancaster lies within the fabric of the church reused stone possibly recovered from the shore fort site.

After a successful three days digging we can confirm silver carr was used in the construction of the shore fort with an approximate date of 350AD. This was based

 on a number of coins recovered in situ by Kevin and Mark whilst metal detecting.