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. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. 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.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (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)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (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Unpublished Contractor Report: 2006. Land off Norwich Road, Thetford, Norfolk. Archaeological Evaluation. Foundations Archaeology. 473.
<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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