Record Details

NHER Number:59
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Saxon pottery and metalworking site, 8-10 Exchange Street

Summary

In 1970 Saxon pottery sherds and fragments of burnt clay were retrieved from a trench dug between the buildings here. The sherds seemed to be fairly thick in the section from just under the floor to 0.9m below the floor level. The quantity of possible kiln clay, wasters and slag may indicate the presence of a pottery works at this location during the Saxon era.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2296 0861
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1970.
Sherds and burnt clay from spoil out of trench in middle of buildings.
Sherds seemed to be fairly thick in the section from just under the floor to 0.9m (3ft) below.
The bottom of the trench had not gone into natural.
Thetford Ware and possibly kiln clay and possible wasters and slag.
Finds held by NCM.
W. Milligan (NCM).

Monument Types

  • METAL WORKING SITE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN WASTE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.

Related records

Site 818Parent of: 8-10 Exchange Street (Monument)
Mon 549Parent of: 8-10 Exchange Street (Monument)
Mon 550Parent of: 8-10 Exchange Street (Monument)

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