Record Details

NHER Number:49837
Type of record:Negative evidence
Name:Site with no archaeological finds or features at Norwich School playing field, Bishopgate

Summary

No archaeological finds or features were recorded during an evaluation and monitoring of groundworks for the construction of a new flood wall in 2007. The ground in this area appears to have been significantly made-up in the post medieval period, and no potential medieval layers were exposed.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23944 08920
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2007. Evaluation, contexts 1-22 used.
The only archaeologically significant remains to be encountered during this work was a layer of chalk present in the northernmost trench. This probably formed the footings of a post-medieval structure which probably dates to the early part of the 20th century.
The deposit sequences are broadly what would be expected for an area of reclaimed floodplain such as this. Peat deposits revealed in auger holes in both trenches are similar to those identified at NHER 26589, where radiocarbon dating indicated that peat formation ceased in the Middle-Late Saxon period.
See (S1) for further information.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 13 October 2008.

March to June 2007. Watching brief by NAU Archaeology. Contexts 29-34.
No archaeological finds or features were recorded during monitoring of groundworks for the construction of a new flood wall in 2007. The ground in this area appears to have been significantly made-up in the post medieval period, and no potential medieval layers were exposed.
Information from (S1).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 4 March 2008.

Monument Types

  • STRUCTURE? (Post Medieval to Cold War - 1900 AD? to 1950 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Watkins, P.. 2007. NAU Archaeology Report No. 1262. An Archaeological Evaluation at 68 Bishopgate (Riverside Walk), Norwich..
<S2>Unpublished document: Watkins, P.J.. 2008. NAU Report No. 1515. An Archaeological Watching Brief associated with the Norwich River Wensum Flood Defense Scheme.. pp 8-10.

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