Record Details

NHER Number:26506
Type of record:Monument
Name:16th to 17th century robber trenches, St Anne's Lane


Observations of work in St Anne's Lane in 1999 recorded a rubble-filled trench similar to the 16th or 17th century robber trenches seen at Dragon Hall, which may be the remains of a 13th century building owned in 1289 by a local merchand, Bartholomew de Acre. Alternatively, they may represent the remains of a precinct wall of the Austin Friary.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2355 0820
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

March 1999. Observation of pipe trench in centre of lane on two occasions.
Archaeological deposits encountered including 16th to 17th century robber trenches of large building, perhaps a 13th century house or a precinct wall of the Austin Friary. Post medieval garden wall also found.
See report (S1) in file.
See also (S2).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 10 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1200 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • ROBBER TRENCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD? to 1699 AD?)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Shelley, A. 1999. NAU Report No. 402. Report on a Watching Brief at St. Ann's Lane, Norwich.
<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 534.

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449Part of: Dragon Hall, formerly the Old Barge, Nos 115-123 King Street (Building)

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