Record Details

NHER Number:36799
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric and post medieval pits, ditches and post holes, Sprowston Manor Golf Course

Summary

Although this site is situated within an area of archaeological interest which includes Roman, Saxon and medieval sites, only a small amount of evidence has been noted. Excavation recorded three post medieval pits, and an undated pit, ditch and probable post hole, as well as a prehistoric ditch and post hole.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2641 1267
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:SPROWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2001. Archaeological desk based assessment.
The study concluded that the area is within an area of significant archaeological interest with prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and medieval period sites in the immediate vicinity. The site lies approximately on the line of a Roman road running northwards from the city and is just to the north of a medieval road aligned east to west.
For more information see (S1).
R. Fillery-Travis (NLA), 26 April 2007.

January-February 2002. NAU evaluation.
Contexts 1-577 used.
Four of 22 trenches revealed archaeological features.
Post medieval pits. Undated pit, ditch and probable post-hole.
Probable prehistoric ditch and post-hole.
For more information see (S2).
See also (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 23 May 2002.

April 2002. NAU watching brief.
Contexts 576-577 used.
Although no archaeological features were detected, several sherds of Victorian and modern pottery and some iron slag were recovered during topsoil stripping.
For more information see (S3).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 2 March 2005.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.P.. 2001. NAU Report No. 622. Sprowston Hall Golf Course, Norwich: Report on an Archaeological Desk-Top Survey..
<S2>Unpublished document: Trimble, G.. 2002. NAU Report No. 688. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Marriot Sprowstson Manor Golf Course, Norwich, Norfolk..
<S3>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.P.. 2002. NAU Report No. 769. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Sprowston Manor Golf Course, Sprowston, Norfolk..
<S4>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 380.

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