Record Details

NHER Number:43297
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval occupation, rear of Cat and Fiddle, Magdalen Street

Summary

An archaeological evaluation recorded several human burials that probably date to the first half of the 16th century and relate to the former All Saints' churchyard (NHER 589). One individual was buried with their hands possibly tied behind their back and may represent an executed criminal. Two substantial 13th century sand extraction pits were also revealed, as well as a few medieval and post medieval pits and a finely decorated medieval strap-end.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23199 09467
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2006. NAU Archaeology evaluation, three trial trenches. Contexts 1-97 used.
Several human burials were discovered that probably date to the first half of the 16th century and relate to the former All Saints churchyard (NHER 589). One individual was buried with their hands possibly tied behind their back and may represent an executed criminal.
Two substantial 13th century sand extraction pits were revealed, as well as a few medieval and post medieval pits.
Also found, a finely decorated medieval strap-end.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2) and (S3).
See also (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 28 June 2006.

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PATH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SAND WORKINGS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER TANK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • XCOBBLED SURFACE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LACE TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Emery, G.. 2006. NAU Archaeology Report No. 1168. An Archaeological Evaluation of Land to the Rear of the Cat & Fiddle pub, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk..
<S2>Photograph: NAU. LRD-LRE.
<S3>Slide: Various. Slide. 1-36.
<S4>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2007. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2006. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt II pp 261-273. p 269.

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