Record Details

NHER Number:40625
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval town boundary ditch near Tanning Lane

Summary

Gardening recovered a piece of post medieval pot. Later excavations revealed a medieval to post medieval ditch. This may be the southern boundary ditch of the medieval town.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08936 90508
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1986. Found in gardening.
17th/18th century lead glazed earthenware and lead weight.
Findspot on (S1) in file.

Easter 1993. Excavations in grounds of The Retreat on line of section of Town Ditch, now infilled.
Northeast to southwest trench 6m x 1m. Ditch found near southwest end of trench.
All excavated layers post medieval with some residual medieval pot. post medieval sherds and clay pipes.
See (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 October 1993.

Previously NHER 9200 context 34 and 36.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rutledge, T.. 1993. Tanning Lane, New Buckenham. Easter.

Related records

41233Part of: Medieval town boundary ditch (Monument)
9200Part of: New Buckenham, a medieval planned town (Monument)
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