Record Details

NHER Number:41491
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated quay and revetment

Summary

The remains of a wooden quay and revetment consisting of upright wooden posts embedded in salt marsh and mud were found in 2004. Post medieval pottery and roof tiles also found may point to a date for the structure.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 91668 43948
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May to November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. Context 867.
Quay and revetment structure found on the eastern side of the Wells harbour channel. It consisted of over fifty upright posts embedded in saltmarsh and estuarine mud. A piece of roundwood and a sherd of 17th to 19th century pottery were collected from amongst the posts. The pottery may provide a date for the structure, as may an in-situ dump of 18th to 20th century roof tiles [context 868, NHER 41492]. Post medieval artefacts [context 788, NHER 41487] found to the north may also help.
A map from 1784 shows buildings close to by; these may have been associated with the recorded features ((S1), in (S2)).
See (S3).
J. Allen (NLA), 19 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • QUAY (Unknown date)
  • REVETMENT (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: NRO MS 21133.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Ringwood, I.. 2003. NSCS 3 - Norfolk and Suffolk Coastal Survey - Documentary Evidence - Norfolk.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S.. 2005. NAU Report No. 1045. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design..

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