Record Details

NHER Number:44118
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval sand extraction site, Norwich Road

Summary

In 2006 an archaeological evaluation was carried out here. It was discovered that this area was used for small-scale localized sand extraction during the post medieval period. A number of other features were also present in the form of pits, postholes, ditches and a wall foundation. These appeared to be predominantly of post medieval date and may well be associated with the extraction pits or with later landuse.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 87491 83376
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2006. Evaluation. Contexts 1-64?
The area was used for small scale localized sand extraction during the post medieval period. A number of other features were also present in the form of pits, postholes, ditches and a wall foundation. These appeared to be predominantly of post medieval date and may be associated with extraction in this area.
Information from (S1).
See also (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 5 February 2007.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • WALL (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • QUARRY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SAND PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CHARCOAL (Unknown date)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (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)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: 2006. Foundations Archaeology Report No. 473. Land off Norwich Road, Thetford, Norfolk. Archaeological Evaluation..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2007. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2006. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt II pp 261-273. p 271.

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