Record Details

NHER Number:543
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval and later finds and features, Castle House/Davey Place


At sometime prior to 1847 a selection of Roman coins were found during the digging of house foundations here. Archaeological excavations were carried out here in 1996 in advance of the Castle House block. This work discovered a medieval pit with pottery sherds and a post medieval cellar as well as many solution holes. These features related to medieval occupation and the infilling of the Great Cockey Valley.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23079 08488
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Pre 1847. Approximate location. South side of Davey Place, in digging foundations for house at east end. (Now Gooses' Record Shop 1962).
'Several Roman coins'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Evidence for Late Saxon/Medieval occupation.
Finds include; Late Saxon bone draughtman and a medieval bronze scale pan.

1996. Excavation by NAU in advance of underpinning of Castle House block (includes above-mentioned shop).
Late Saxon/Medieval sherds found.
Many solution holes found; medieval pit with pottery, post medieval cellars.
Infilling of Great Cockey valley?
Report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 16 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BIRD REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FISH REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 4. p 3.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Moss, N., Percival, J. and Forrest, K. 1999. Report on a Watching Brief at Castle House, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 303.

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