Record Details

NHER Number:28
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval features, 11-17 Castle Street and 1-10 Castle Meadow

Summary

In 1963 foundation digging unearthed several medieval pottery sherds and a spindle whorl. This process located numerous cellars and cut into the castle bank. In 1998 further excavations recorded the presence of several pits and postholes with Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery and finds. These either indicated pre-castle habitation and/or encroachment on the castle fee.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2308 0853
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1963. 11-17 Castle Street and behind No.19. Context 1.
During excavations for foundations medieval sherds found and spindle whorl.
Many cellars obscured sections. Where earth was visible it appeared to be made up ground ?castle ditch, but no sections cut deep enough to be sure. Castle bank cut into.
Finds held by NCM.

February 1999. Site extended to take in 8-10 Castle Meadow as part of NAU evaluation of whole site Contexts 2-109.
Pits and postholes with Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery and finds, either indicating pre-castle habitation and/or encroachment on castle fee. Truncated by later cellars.
Report (S1) in file.
See also (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 15 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BIRD REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FISH REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BIRD REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DOOR FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FISH REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOBACCO PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Brennand, M. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at 8-10 Castle Meadow and 11-17 Castle Street, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 399.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 532.

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