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.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 23454 08545
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

October to November 2005. NAU excavation. 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.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 2 October 2006.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Prehistoric - 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 - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • PALETTE (ARTISTS) (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • PIPKIN (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • SKILLET (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 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 document: Ames, J.. 2006. NAU Archaeology Report No. 1197. The former Mann Egerton Computer Centre, Greyfriars Road/Rose Lane, Norwich. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design..
<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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