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

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08780 90618
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2003. Trial Trenching.
Monitoring of demolition followed by exavation of two evaluation trenches within footprint of proposed development.
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 report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 July 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2015.

October 2003. Excavation.
Excavation of Building 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 report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 July 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRAVE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 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

---Archive: Archaeological Solutions Ltd. 2010. Excavation archive for trial trenching at Church Farm, New Buckenham, Norfolk.. 2409.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wilkins, B. & Williamson, I. 2003. An Archaeological Evaluation and Monitoring under Archaeological Supervision and Control. Former Snooker Hall, Church Farm Lane, New Buckenham, Norfolk. Archaeological Solutions. 1422.
<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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