Record Details

NHER Number:34341
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval pits at the Anglican shrine

Summary

An archaeological desktop survey, evaluation and watching brief were carried out during development at the 20th century Shrine of our Lady. The excavation revealed part of a large medieval rubbish or cess pit, several post medieval pits and a succession of post medieval soils.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9352 3693
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1998. Desktop survey. Anglican Shrine.
Proposed development at the 20th century Shrine of our Lady is likely to have a significant impact on archaeological remains in the development area. Most of the development site lay within a formerly open area lying behind the street frontage. The southeast part of the site lies close to the site of a possible medieval almonry.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 19 January 2006.

1999. Evaluation excavation. Around Anglican Shrine.
The excavation revealed part of a large medieval rubbish or cess pit and a succession of post medieval soils. The lowest of these deposits contained medieval and Roman pottery.
See (S2).
See also (S5).
E. Rose (NLA), 5 May 1999.

Later 1999. Observation of commercial works.
The watching brief revealed the existence of several post medieval pits and a massive build up of post medieval soils. No clearly medieval features were recorded.
See (S3).
See also (S5).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 December 1999.

See (S4) for a history of the shrine.
S. Howard (HES), 8 March 2011.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Penn, K. (NAU). 1999. NAU Report No. 369. The Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham. An Archaeological Impact Assessment.. January.
<S2>Unpublished document: Penn, K. (NAU). 1999. NAU Report No. 410. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at the Shrine of our Lady, Walsingham, Norfolk.. April.
<S3>Unpublished document: Penn, K. (NAU). 1999. NAU Report No. 456. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at The Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham, Norfolk.. November.
<S4>Monograph: Stephenson, C. & Carefull, A.. 1990. England's Nazareth: A history of the holy shrine of our lady of Walsingham..
<S5>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 529.

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