Record Details

NHER Number:118
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Saxon pottery works and medieval undercroft, 22-26 St Andrew's Street

Summary

In 1969 the arched cellar beneath the theatre was examined. The arch was of medieval date and of a simple brick form with no decorative features. Subsequent excavations here in 1970-71 recovered a variety of artefacts including Late Saxon Thetford Ware pottery sherds, early medieval pottery wares and 17th century pottery sherds in a rubbish pit. The presence of Saxon wasters suggest that a pottery works may have existed here during this period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2307 0870
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1969. Examined arched cellar underneath the theatre and the Ancient Monument next door.
Simple arch with no features and the brick appears to be the same as the Ancient Monument above NHER 705.
Cellar under Cavendish House, covered well.

1971. Theatre de Luxe site. Excavation to at least 4.6m (15ft) below Pottergate.
Thetford Ware, early medieval wares. Thetford Ware waster.
Much material from end of the Post Office Yard.
Mainly kiln waster from ?pit. 17th century sherds in rubbish pit.

1970.
Material from spoil from three holes, bank at rear of site.
Late Saxon to post medieval.
W. Milligan (NCM).

See further details in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WASTER (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1099 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERFUME BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S2>Serial: 1970. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1970. No 17. p 12.
<S3>Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 8.

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