Record Details

NHER Number:868
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval metal working site in the area of the Fruiterer's Arms

Summary

Excavation of this area in 1991-92 recorded 11th-12th century deposits, including a floor surface, pits and a wall. It might be expected that this site would have been used for dumping domestic rubbish from the expanding city, but the paucity of finds make this unlikely. However, the discovery of crucible fragments and metalworking debris may indicate that this area was involved in bronze production at this time.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2300 0844
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1991. Excavation. Trench 2m x 2m in basement of Fruiterer's Arms public house.
11th-12th century deposits, including floor surface and pits.
Possible bronze industry area.

December 1991.
Observation of development revealed possible medieval wall.
See report (S1) in file.
H. Wallis (NAU) 1991.

September 1992.
During further works, side chamber of vault punctured, plan and section recorded.
H. Wallis (NAU) 1993.

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HEARTH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HEARTH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • METAL WORKING SITE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • METAL WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CRUCIBLE (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)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: GZW, GZX.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1992. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 1991. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 371-379. p 376.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wallis, H. March 1992. Report of Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief at 22/29 Gentlemans Walk and 2/4 White Lion Street. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 65.

Related records

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Site 887Parent of: 2-4 White Lion Street (Monument)
Site 2738Parent of: 2-4 White Lion Street (Monument)
Mon 1277Parent of: Fruiterer's Arms (Late Saxon deposits) (Monument)
Mon 1113Part of: White Lion Street (Monument)

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