Record Details

NHER Number:26537
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval crop-processing and hornworking site and possible friary gardens

Summary

An archaeological evaluation in 2000 revealed two 13th-14th century pits containing evidence of crop-processing and hornworking, probably associated with the Carmelite Friary (NHER 430). 15th and 16th century horticultural features including ditches and gullies probably also relate to the friary.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2350 0937
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

13 to 17 March 2000. Evaluation.
The earliest deposits include two 13th/14th century pits, the fills of which were rich in animal and plant remains including evidence of crop-processing and hornworking, probably associated with the Carmelite Friary. Further evidence dating from this period includes make-up deposits intended to raise the ground level above what had been marshy ground. 15th century activity consisted of a number of ditches and gullies, probably associated with horticulture and probably also associated with the monastery. Later post medieval and modern make-up layers were deposited on this putative garden surface and the entire area was raised significantly during these later periods.
See (S1) for further details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 25 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • YARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HORN WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • HORNCORE PIT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)
  • GARDEN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)
  • GULLY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)

Associated Finds

  • NAIL (Undated)
  • RING (Undated)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Hutcheson, A. 2000. NAU Report No. 496. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at 71-75 Barrack Street, Norwich.

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