Record Details

NHER Number:60065
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post-medieval pits and post-holes and medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Excavation of a single 25m long trench recorded 23 pits and post-holes. All of these were relatively modern, containing domestic rubbish such as teapots, bottles, fragments of prams and other metal debris, and have been dated to the late 19th or early 20th century. These features and finds relate to the occupation of Nos 1-3 Chalk Lane, which were not constructed until at least the late 19th century. Two sherds of unstratified 11th to 13th century pottery were also recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7496 1250
Map Sheet:TF71SW
Parish:NARBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2000. Trial Trench.
Evaluation of proposed development site.
The single 25m long trench revealed 23 cut features consisting of pits and post-holes. All of these were relatively modern, containing domestic rubbish such as teapots, bottles, fragments of prams and other metal debris, and have been dated to the late 19th or early 20th century. One of the post-holes still contained the decayed remains of its wooden post. These features and finds relate to the occupation of Nos 1-3 Chalk Lane. These yellow-brick cottages do not appear on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (S1) and therefore were not constructed until at least the late 19th century.
Two sherds of 11th to 13th century pottery were also recovered, one from the topsoil and the other adjacent to a post-hole feature.
This trench was placed to investigate the possible route of the Early Saxon or Iron Age Birchamditch earthwork (NHER 3937) which is believed to have followed Chalk Lane, but unfortunately due to practical considerations the trench was placed approximately 5m west of the western edge of the road and no traces of the earthwork were observed.
See report (S2) for further detail. The results of this work are also summarised in (S3).
Previously recorded under NHER 3937.
D. Gurney (NLA), 23 January 2002. Amended by H. Hamilton (HES), 30 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • PIT (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1933 AD)
  • POST HOLE (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1933 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval to 13th Century - 1066 AD to 1299 AD)
  • BOTTLE (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1933 AD)
  • POT (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1933 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1933 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File. Grey literature only.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. 2000. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Chalk Lane, Narborough, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 519.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 717.

Related records

3937Related to: Bichamditch or the Devil's Dyke (Monument)
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