Record Details

NHER Number:34
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible 11th to 13th century house, pottery and animal bone


An undated excavation took place on this site during construction work by the Electricity Board. Below some of the modern floors were an assemblage of 13th century pottery sherds, as well some French pitchers from the 11th to 12th century, oyster shells, and animal bones. The earliest recorded floor is thought to be of this date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23495 09154
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Calthorpe House, St Martin-at-Palace Plain.
Excavation on presumed site of Calthorpe's House by Norfolk Research Committee. [1]
Below floor five, 0.9m to 1.3m (3ft 1in - 4ft 5in) below modern surfaces in assemblage of 13th century sherds was one sherd of Badorf relief-hand amphora.
Below floor six (?mid 12th century) at depth of 1.5m (5ft) were numerous sherds of French red painted pitchers 11th-12th century, oyster shells, animal bones.
Floor seven was probably of this date.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

'Calthorpe House' is a misattribution.
B. Ayres (NAU), 24 September 1990.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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 - Post Roman.

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