Record Details

NHER Number:45440
Type of record:Monument
Name:Watching brief during Cathedral sewer replacement

Summary

One long trench, and thirteen smaller trenches excavated as part of a watching brief by NAU Archaeology in advance of sewer pipe replacement works, from August 2006 to August 2007. A further trench recorded as NHER 49102 was also included in this watching brief.
Two trenches revealed parts of flint and mortar walls which may be of medieval date. All the remaining archaeological deposits were post medieval, the majority relating to demolition debris. Post medieval or modern cobbled surfaces were also recorded.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23456 08769
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2006-August 2007. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with installation of new sewer in Norwich Cathedral Close. Contexts 1 - 331.
One long trench, and a number of smaller trenches excavated in advance of new sewer pipe. (See also NHER 49102)
Two trenches revealed parts of flint and mortar walls which may be of medieval date. All the remaining archaeological deposits were post medieval, the majority relating to demolition debris. Post medieval or modern cobbled surfaces were also recorded.
See 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 : 2011.261).
E. Bales (NLA), 28 May 2008. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 16 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COBBLED SURFACE (NHER) (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • CULVERT (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPADE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOBACCO PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NAU Archaeology. 2008. MNK-MNT.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide. 1-191.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wallis, H. 2008. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Norwich Cathedral Close. NAU Archaeology. 1360.
<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 267.

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