Record Details

NHER Number:21
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval occupation around the city defences/bank, Barn Road

Summary

Excavations east of the city wall in 1954-55 revealed three medieval phases of activity. In the first period (1150-1253) flimsy clay-lump huts associated with early 13th century pottery sherds were recorded. In the second phase (1253-1300) these huts were destroyed by the building of the city bank and a wall was erected with an accompanying ditch. In the final phase of activity recorded (1300-1540) a set of new huts was built behind the city bank and a road was laid. Apart from this medieval evidence the only other finds were stray Roman and Saxon pottery sherds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2244 0887
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1954.
Two sherds strays in Late Saxon occupation. (B 580 - 4th century flanged bowl - red slip; rim sherd - grey ware).
Finds held by NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1954 - 1955. Excavations east of city wall by [1] revealed flimsy clay-lump huts associated with early 13th century pottery sealed by city bank and several huts built behind city bank. Dating to around 1300 onwards.
There were three medieval phases of the excavation:
Period III: 1150 - 1253.
Period IV: 1253 - 1300.
Period V: 1300 onwards.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

See file for further details.

Articles [newspaper] missing from file [J Yates. 12 July 2010]

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUARRY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Roman.
---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>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1955. [unknown]. 11 June.
<S3>Article in serial: Hurst, J. G. 1965. Excavations at Barn Road, Norwich, 1954-55. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIII pp 131-179.
<S4>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. 1957. Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk 1949-54. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 395-416. p 407.
<S5>Serial: 1954. Council for British Archaeology Group VII Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 1. p 3.
<S6>Serial: NRC Bulletin..
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1954. 25 May.

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