Record Details

NHER Number:178
Type of record:Monument
Name:City wall ditch, River Lane


In 1972 a generator pit for Jarrold's printing works was dug along the River Wensum frontage. The west wall of the resultant shed was built along the line of the medieval city wall, and exposed a partial east to west section across the city ditch.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2356 0931
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1972. River Wensum frontage. Generator pit dug for Jarrold's printing works, 192cm east of city wall.
It was dug on the site of a modern brick-walled shed, the west wall of which was built on the line of the medieval city wall. This exposed a partial east-west section across the city ditch. Neither lip of the ditch, nor the bottom was reached by the cutting (240cm deep).
Post medieval pot. [1]
Compiled by J. Roberts.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13.
---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.

Related records

Site 911Parent of: River Lane (Monument)
384Part of: Norwich City Defences (Monument)

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