Record Details

NHER Number:41958
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric ditch and finds, medieval to post medieval finds and features

Summary

Excavation in this area in 2005 recovered a prehistoric ditch and buried soil containing worked and burnt flints and pottery sherds. Fragments of Roman tile were recovered from medieval rubbish and extraction pits, and a post medieval infilled cellar, pits and probably fence line were also noted.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23453 08555
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

October-November 2005. Excavation.
Excavation on site of proposed residential development. From Context 1.
Prehistoric evidence consisted of a north-south ditch and a possible buried soil that contained worked flint and pottery.
Fragments of Roman tile and seven pieces of imbrex were recovered from medieval extraction pits and are therefore residual.
A single sherd of Early Saxon fine sandy ware and three sherds of Ipswich ware were found but were considered to be residual.
Late Saxon Thetford ware pottery was recovered from a pit and a series of make-up deposits, suggesting that the make-up layers date from the Late Saxon period.
Medieval remains comprised a domestic rubbish pit, three large extraction pits and make-up deposits.
The post medieval period was characterised by an in-filled cellar, pits and probable fence-line and make-up deposits.
Final report awaited. See assessment report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2010.294).
J. Allen (NLA), 2 October 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUARRY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FENCE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • IMBREX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CRUCIBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LADLE (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • PALETTE (ARTISTS) (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • PIPKIN (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • SKILLET (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Various. 2005. PTL-PTS.
---Photograph: Various. 2007-2008. PTT-PVH.
---Slide: Various. 2005. Slides 1-167, Greyfriars Road/Rose Lane, Norwich.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Ames, J. 2006. The former Mann Egerton Computer Centre, Greyfriars Road/Rose Lane, Norwich. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. NAU Archaeology. 1197.
<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 131.

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