Record Details

NHER Number:440
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval to post medieval pottery sherds and silver fitting

Summary

A number of late medieval and early post medieval pottery sherds have been recovered from an area close to Cow Tower (NHER 632) on the bank of the River Wensum. In addition, a 15th to 16th century silver fitting or escutcheon in the form of a 'dragon' head, which probably would have projected from a vessel to hold the handle, was also recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2397 0918
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1980. West and south of Cow Tower. [1]
Medieval sherds (mostly late medieval or early post medieval) and post medieval sherds. [2]
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM).

1986. Edge of river 'right next to Cow Tower' east side. [3]
15th to 16th century silver fitting or escutcheon form of a 'dragon' head, probably would have projected from a vessel to hold the handle.
Polaroid photograph in NCM.
S. Margeson (NCM), 5 August 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records

Site 1567Parent of: Bank of River Wensum (near Cow Tower) (Monument)
632Part of: Cow Tower (Monument)

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