Record Details

NHER Number:758
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval pit and finds, 2-11 Royal Arcade


Excavations at this location in 1986 revealed medieval pits, pottery sherds and wall footings. A number of post medieval finds were also recovered including clay pipe stems, lead glazed earthenware and Westerwald sherds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23030 08477
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Start 18 March 1988. Hole in floor of basement and underpinning front wall.
No.6, Sherds found 12 May 1988. Also post medieval and clay pipe stems.
No.7, medieval and clay pipes.
No.9, lead glazed earthenware and black glaze and clay pipe stems.
Under stable floor - 1820. Lead glazed earthenware and Westerwald.
See report (S1) for further details.
The finds recovered during this work have been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.13).
W. Milligan (NCM).

Small irregular hole dug by contractors. 0.6 x 0.7 x 0.53m. 1.9m from back wall, 2.3m from side wall adjacent to shallow wall. Dry soil visible - very fine sand loam, occasional shell flecks, sparse bone.
See file NCM for further details.

1986. Excavation.
Revealed pits, wall footings and medieval pottery.
See report in file.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Photograph: EHE-F, EHU, EHD, EHG.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Pritchard, D. 1989. Excavations at the Royal Arcade, Norwich, 1988/89. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 60.

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