Record Details

NHER Number:39661
Type of record:Monument
Name:12th century town boundary ditch on the site of the Former Snooker Hall, Church Farm Lane


An archaeological evaluation recorded the 12th century town boundary ditch and two post medieval or modern animal graves. Each of these graves contained the skeleton of a dog. The site was significantly disturbed by building during the Victorian and modern periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 08780 90619
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

September 2003. Evaluation, monitoring and recording. From context 1.
Significant disturbance was recorded across the site due to successive phases of building in the Victorian period, and the recent development of the snooker hall. Two possible medieval burials were identified, but were not investigated further at this stage. Trench 1 directly overlay the line of the 12th century boundary ditch. A machine-cut section across the ditch exposed primary ditch deposits and revealed that the ditch had been backfilled and rerouted in the Victorian period.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 July 2004.

October 2003. Excavation of plot 2 (south west corner of site).
Excavation revealed disturbance caused by modern building activity. The graves identified in the evaluation were excavated and found to contain articulated animal remains. Both features yielded post medieval brick and ceramics mixed with residual medieval pottery sherds.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 July 2004.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GRAVE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Wilkins, B. & Williamson, I.. 2003. Archaeological Solutions Report No. 1422. An Archaeological Evaluation & Monitoring under Archaeological Supervision and Control. Former Snooker Hall, Church Farm Lane, New Buckenham, Norfolk.
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 581.

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