Record Details

NHER Number:24832
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval hearth


Excavations in the ground of Bird's Corner revealed a medieval hearth and evidence for probable domestic occupation. More evidence, including medieval pottery, was uncovered in footing trenches during development on the site

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 4960 0587
Map Sheet:TF40NE

Full description

August 1988. Excavation in grounds of house. Bird's Corner.
Medieval sherds found during building work. Hearths and medieval material found.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
A. Rogerson (NAU) notes this is apparently not a saltboiling site or ironworking as suggested by excavators, but purely domestic.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 October 1988.

1997. Observations of excavations for extension to adjacent house.
Further evidence of medieval occupation seen in trench. Stratigraphy with one medieval sherd in situ.
See (S4), (S5) and (S6).
E. Rose (NLA) 15 July 1997.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Johnson, A. M. 1995. Wellstream Medieval Site at Bird's Corner, Emneth. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 201-205.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Johnson, A. M.. 1988. Medieval finds from the West Bank of the Welle Stream at Bird's Corner, Wemneth, Norfolk.. August.
<S3>Photograph: Johnson, A. M.. 1988. Excavations at Bird's Corner.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Section drawing. Paper. Unknown.
<S5>Drawing: Unknown. Sketch plan of finds site. Film.
<S6>Photograph: Johnson, A. M.. 1997. Sections of footing trenches.

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