Record Details

NHER Number:41825
Type of record:Monument
Name:Saxon and medieval finds and features, Norwich Cathedral, Cloister Garth

Summary

An evaluation in 2005 revealed the footings for the 14th century cloister wall and buttresses. In addition, earlier activity was indicated by a Late Saxon pit. The results of a watching brief in 2006 are awaited.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23455 08872
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2005. Trial Trenching.
Eight trenches excavated in the cloister garth prior to installation of new drainage system. Contexts 1-69.
Excavations revealed the footings for the 14th century cloister wall and buttresses. Earlier activity on the site was also indicated by the presence of a Late Saxon pit.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 8 March 2007.

September 2006. Watching Brief.
From context 100.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with installation of new drainage system.
Details to come.
J. Allen (NLA), 14 August 2006.

A combined archive comprising material from both phases of archaeological work at this site has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.107).
P. Watkins (HES), 18 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLOISTER (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1399 AD?)
  • WALL (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1399 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRAVE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • LACE TAG (Unknown date)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Unknown date)
  • TOKEN (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wallis, H. 2005. An Archaeological Evaluation at Norwich Cathedral Cloisters. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1096.
<S2>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.

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