Record Details

NHER Number:135
Type of record:Monument
Name:Shirehall Chambers

Summary

In 1905-06 preparation of foundations under the east edge of the motte for an extension to Shire Hall discovered pottery sherds including a waster and cresset lamps dating to around 1050. It was during these works that a section was cut into the motte revealing its construction with Late Saxon roads beneath.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2325 0851
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1905-06.
Extension to Shire Hall under east edge of motte in preparing foundations for Shire Hall extension.
Pot sherds including a waster and cresset lamps dating to around 1050.
One sherd has lattice pattern of applied stamped.
Finds held by NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

It was during these works that a section was cut into the motte revealing its construction with Late Saxon roads beneath.
Photographs in file; further details required.
E. Rose (NLA) 20 January 1997.

Monument Types

  • POTTERY WORKS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ROAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LAMP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1906. HKY3-4.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S2>Article in serial: Jope, E. M. 1952. Excavations in the City of Norwich, 1948. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 287-323. pp 302, 318.
<S3>Publication: Rye, W. 1916. Roman Camps and Remains in Norfolk. p 39.
<S4>Article in serial: Dunning, G. C., Hurst, J. G., Myres, J. N. L. and Tischler, F. 1960. Anglo-Saxon Pottery: A Symposium. Medieval Archaeology. Vol III (for 1959) pp 1-78. p 32 Fig 9.9.

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