Record Details

NHER Number:834
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible 10th century defences, medieval floor surfaces

Summary

In 1989 a watching brief undertaken along Charlton Road and Whitefriars during excavations for Anglian Water noted a redeposited block of masonry from the city wall, as well as a possible 10th century defensive ditch and a number of floor surfaces of timber and chalk, with oak piles and brushwood consolidation visible above the peat line.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23372 09343
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Whitefriars Bridge to Bull Close Road.

March-June 1989. Watching brief for Anglian Water Authority by Pip Robinson and Jayne Bown (NAU) along Charlton Road and Whitefriars (around 340m). Depth varied from 1.3m - 4.5m+
Major observation: redeposited block of masonry from city wall.
Deep feature (possibly 10th century defensive ditch?).
Floor/working surfaces of timber and chalk, oak piles and brushwood consolidation above peat.
Report (S1) in file.
Compiled by J. E. Bown (NAU), 27 March 1990.

Press cutting (S2) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 8 November 2007.

Monument Types

  • TOWN DEFENCES (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • REVETMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished document: Bown, J. and Robinson, P.. Aug 1989. NAU watching brief report: Whitefriars' drainage trench..
<S2>Publication: Anglian News. May 1989.

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