|Type of record:||Monument|
In 1947 two wells were exposed in a cliff face following erosion. One was medieval and timber framed, the other was lined with flints and bricks. In 1948 the timber lined example was excavated and 13th century pottery sherds were recovered.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 3679 3250|
|Parish:||WALCOTT, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|xHAPPISBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Square timber framed well exposed in cliffs north of Ostend House by erosion.
Contained broken 13th century pitchers and a few sherds of glazed ware.
See (S1) (photograph of well before final dig).
See (S2) (photograph of two pots being restored)
Copy of NRC report (S4) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Also a flint well nearby with handmade brick at 3.6m (12ft deep) and organic material.
E. Rose (NAU).
- WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- WORKED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Illustration: Finds Illustrations. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Photograph: 1948. General view of timber frames and well shaft. |
|---||Article in Serial: Larwood, G. P. 1951. A Medieval Timber-Framed Well at Happisburgh. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 226-231. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Happisburgh. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Norfolk News. 1948. [Photograph of well]. 27 August. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1949. [Photograph of pitcher being restored]. 2 April. |
|<S3>||Serial: 1949. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 1 (for 1948). |
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