Record Details

NHER Number:26534
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval finds and 20th century landscaping of castle mound, Castle Meadow


Archaeological observations were carried out here as part of the process to re-erect a memorial horse trough. Various medieval deposits such as tiles and bricks were recovered from the castle mound and evidence for landscaping and management of the mound during the 1920s was also recorded.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2316 0859
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

6 July 2000. Watching Brief.
Undertaken during excavation of trench to allow re-erection of memorial horse trough.
Medieval mound deposits and 1920s landscaping activities were recorded.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
J. Allen (NLA) October 2000.

County Quarter Sessions Order books (late 17th century) contain ongoing complaints about infill to the castle ditches.
Information from [1].
A. Cattermole (NLA) 11 December 2006.

See press cutting (S3) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 31 Ocotber 2007.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Tremlett, S. 2000. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Castle Meadow, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 515.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 720.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Memorial trough is back, suitably refreshed. 25 July.

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