Record Details

NHER Number:131
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of churchyard of St Vedast


This is believed to be the site of St Vedast's Churchyard, evidence for which has been recovered in this area for a number of years. As early as the end of the 19th century a fragment of a Late Saxon Mammen style cross-shaft was noted, built into the angle of a 19th century house which was later demolished for road widening. This, and a number of human bones discovered in the early 1970s, are believe to come from the churchyard. It is within the Greyfriars Precinct (NHER 373), but the relationship the friary had with the church is unclear.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2354 0857
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Site of St Vedast's Churchyard. Nos 8 to 12 Vedast Street.

1896. [1]
Fragment of pre-conquest cross-shaft - built into the angle of a 19th century house. Demolished 1896 for road widening. Informant believes it to be in the Mammen style of late 10th-11th century. It is assumed that this stone was part of a monument in the churchyard.

1970 to 1971. Pile holes, dug on front frontage.
Site of St Vedast's churchyard. No trace of any building foundations.
One fragment of stone moulding, post medieval pottery, clay pipe. [2]
Many fragments of bone including skull fragments approximately 8ft (2.4m) deep.
Compiled by W. Milligan and E. B. Green (NCM).

See further details in file.

Note that this record partly duplicates site NHER 395.

Monument Types

  • CHURCHYARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CROSS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (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

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 320.
---Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13.
---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records

395Part of: Site of church of St Vedast, Rose Lane, Norwich (Monument)

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