Record Details

NHER Number:397
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval watercourse in St Andrew's Street, adjacent to number 41

Summary

In 1978 there was a serious subsidence in the road at this point after heavy rainfall. It was speculated that this was due to water seeping into an old trench fill which was then slipping and being carried away towards the line of the 'Cockey'. However, no signs of a tunnel or drain were found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23114 08746
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

26 June 1978. After heavy rain, there was a serious subsidence in the road at the point shown on the map.
This extended over an area approximately 2.5m square and about 2m deep.
Engineers Department [1] considered that this was due to water seeping into an old trench fill which was then slipping and being carried away towards the line of the 'Cockey'.
No sign of tunnel, drain or other features. No finds.
M. Atkin.

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.

Related records

5244Part of: Bawburgh to Bishop Bridge Roman road (Monument)
Mon 132Part of: St Andrew's Street (Monument)

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