Record Details

NHER Number:37379
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon/early medieval industrial site, 50-54 Westwick Street

Summary

Archaeological evaluations in 2002 showed that the the entire site had been used for industrial activity in the Late Saxon and medieval period before being redeveloped in the 16th century. Saxon structures related to iron working probably lay close to the river marshes and part of a possible medieval tanning pit was found in a trench dug close to the river. This shows an exploitation of a riverine location at during these periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22666 08908
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2002. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of former tyre depot prior to proposed redevelopment. Contexts 1-203.
Work revealed that the entire site had been used for industrial activity in the Late Saxon and medieval period before being redeveloped in the 16th century.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
J. Allen (NLA) 2 January 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 May 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HEARTH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • IRON WORKING SITE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • LEAT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TANNERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FISH REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: KJF.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2002. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at 50-54 Westwick Street, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 785.
<S2>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 378.

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