Record Details

NHER Number:280
Type of record:Monument
Name:Saxon and medieval finds and features, Norwich School, Tombland

Summary

Excavations in 1975 revealed no Middle Saxon or Late Saxon features although some residual pottery was recovered. The excavation produced evidence of a probable 11th to 12th century hall and the northern end of the early 14th century Carnary College.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2335 0891
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1975. Norwich Survey excavation on site owned by Norwich School.
Site dug to (a) check line of Holme Street and (b) Late Saxon settlement round Tombland.
Excavation showed that Holme Street did not cross the site and it is now thought that the 1107 to 1318 street line must have passed to the south of the excavation.
(b) There were no Middle Saxon or Late Saxon features although some residual pottery was recovered.
The excavation produced evidence of a probable 11th to 12th century hall and the northern end of the early 14th century Carnary College.
J. P. Roberts.
See file for further details.

Excavations above revealed a scatter of Middle Saxon pottery and possible features, but with intensive occupation of the site probably dating only from the 11th century, and probably associated with the establishment of the Prior's Fee in the late 11th to 12th centuries.
See (S6).
J. Allen (NLA), 8 June 2004.

Monument Types

  • BEAM SLOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CESS PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHANTRY COLLEGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • XCOBBLED SURFACE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • YARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOLT (FASTENING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FASTENING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HINGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S2>Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 20. p 10.
<S3>Article in serial: Webster, L. E. and Cherry, J. 1976. Medieval Britain in 1975. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XX pp 158-201. p 167.
<S4>Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13. p 257.
<S5>Publication: 1975. Archaeol.Ex.. p.107. p 107.
<S6>Article in monograph: Atkins, M. and Evans, D. H. 2002. Excavations in Northern Conesford, in and around the Cathedral Close. Excavations in Norwich 1971-1978 Part III. East Anglian Archaeology. Atkins, M. and Evans, D. H. No 100 pp 7-67.

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