Record Details

NHER Number:389
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval mining shafts, under Nos 52 to 56 Bartholomew Street

Summary

In 1963 part of a tunnel system was discovered during the demolition of 19th century cottages. The galleries were around 2.4m diameter, though the full system was not explored. An iron pick, probably medieval in date, was found in one of the shafts. These are likely to be associated with the flint or chalk mining that occurred across the Norwich area in the medieval and post medieval periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23347 08115
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

11 January 1963.
Part of a tunnel system was discovered during demolition of 19th century cottages.
The galleries were around 8ft (2.4m) diameter with their floors at around 32ft (9.8m) A.O.D. The full system was not explored. An iron pick, probably medieval was found in shaft.
Plan and section of tunnel (City Engineers) and drawing of pick in file NCM. [1]
Compiled by E. B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • DENE HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TUNNEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records

Mon 695Parent of: 52-56 Bartholomew Street (Monument)

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