Record Details

NHER Number:41021
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon to post medieval occupation at Fishergate and Thoroughfare Yard

Summary

Excavations in 2005 revealed evidence for a complex sequence of occupation on this site, known to be one of the earliest parts of Saxon Norwich, from the Early or Middle Saxon period through to the post medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23224 09084
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Fishergate and Thoroughfare Yard.

2004.Field Evaluation.
Evaluation revealed a complex sequence of occupation originating in the Early/Middle Saxon period and including dense medieval and post-medieval remains. The early medieval period exhibited particularly intense activity with evidence for metal working as well as rich environmental material including abundant fish bones and scales. The site was formally developed by the C13/14, evidenced by a sequence of stone/flint built structures. Truncation of the stratigraphic sequence occurred from the C16.
See (S5).
D. Holburn (HES), 28 September 2011.

January 2005. OAU evaluation. Contexts 1-224.
Excavations revealed a complex sequence of occupation activity, originating in the Early Saxon or Middle Saxon period and including dense medieval and post medieval remains. The early medieval period exhibits particularly intense activity, with evidence of metalworking as well as fishing industry by-products. The site was formally developed by the 13th to 14th century, as demonstrated by a series of stone or flint built structures.
For further information see (S1).
See also (S3) and (S4).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 3 January 2005.

PARIS (preservation of archaeological remains in situ) agreed for this site.
Architectural plans and correspondence (S2) in file.
A. Hutcheson (NLA), 18 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • GULLY (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)
  • DITCH (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • BEAM SLOT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • FLOOR (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • WELL (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval to Modern - 1837 AD to 1901 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COMB (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PLANT REMAINS (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CRUCIBLE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • TOBACCO PIPE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Brown, R.. 2005. OAU Job No. 2554. Former Last Factory, Fishergate, Norwich. Archaeological Evaluation Report..
<S2>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S3>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 130.
<S4>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 131.
<S5>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 758.

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