Record Details

NHER Number:41644
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to modern archaeological features at Kingsbridge, Church Street

Summary

An archaeological evaluation at this site before development revealed a large medieval boundary ditch and some medieval pits. A very large, possible post medieval quarry pit and a row of three large post medieval post holes were also excavated. Rubbish had been dumped here in the early 20th century activity.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 32517 88927
Map Sheet:TM38NW
Parish:EARSHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2005. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1-43.
Revealed a large boundary ditch and some pits of medieval date. A small number of other pits, post holes and a small ditch may also have dated to the same period. A very large, possible, quarry pit and a row of three large post holes were probably of late post medieval date. Early 20th century activity at the site was represented by a number of dumps of rubbish.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2013.322).
J. Allen (NLA), 3 May 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • QUARRY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • 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)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 2005. An Archaeological Evaluation at Land at Kingsbridge, Earsham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1069.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 126.

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