Record Details

NHER Number:51300
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon and medieval finds and possible post medieval wall, Swan Pit inlet, River Wensum Flood Defense Scheme Zone 3a

Summary

Monitoring of groundworks for the installation of a flood wall surrounding Swan Pit inlet recovered one sherd of Late Saxon pottery and medieval pottery and brick from a possible medieval occupation layer. Post medieval bottle glass, brick and tile were also recovered and a wall footing of post medieval to recent date was located at the northeastern corner of the trench.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23758 09151
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

March to June 2007. Watching brief by NAU Archaeology. Contexts 16-28.
Monitoring of groundworks for the installation of a flood wall surrounding Swan Pit inlet recovered one sherd of Late Saxon pottery and medieval pottery and brick from a possible medieval occupation layer. This layer also contained oyster shell, animal bone, and burnt flint. Post medieval bottle glass, brick and tile were recovered from a make-up layer. A cobble, brick and tile wall footing and associated demolition rubble was located at the northeastern corner of the trench. This may be of post medieval or later date, but is most likely relatively recent and possibly related to an earlier version of the Swan Pit inlet.
Information from (S1).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 04 March 2008.

Monument Types

  • WALL (Post Medieval to Cold War - 1540 AD? to 1950 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Document: Watkins, P.J.. 2008. NAU Report No. 1515. An Archaeological Watching Brief associated with the Norwich River Wensum Flood Defense Scheme.. Pp 10-13.

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