Record Details

NHER Number:98
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Saxon pottery works and multi period pottery sherds, 12-16 Pottergate

Summary

Excavations at the site of Seld Hall (the old fire station) in 1963 recorded various objects and features of archaeological interest. The majority of finds were pottery sherds, mainly Saxon Thetford Ware including wasters. The end of a clay yard marked the line of the front range of buildings here and inside this area were a number of post-holes and later rubbish pits. The presence of the Saxon pottery and wasters may suggest a pottery works was present here during that period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22883 08650
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1963. The old fire station. Site of Seld Hall.
Much pottery, mainly Thetford Ware including wasters. Also post medieval pottery. Line of front range of buildings marked by end of clay ?yard. In this were a number of post-holes and later rubbish pits. Very much disturbed. No sign of western range. Line of Pottergate frontage seen 9.5m (31ft) wide.
Finds held by NCM.
For further details see file NCM.
E. B. Green (NCM)

Monument Types

  • POST HOLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • YARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WASTER (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S2>Article in serial: Wells, C. and Rye, C. G. 1964. Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk [1963]. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 15 (for 1963) pp 7-12. p 10.
<S3>Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13. p 249.

Related records

Site 2660Parent of: 108 Oak Street (Monument)
Mon 574Parent of: 12-16 Pottergate (Monument)
Mon 575Parent of: 12-16 Pottergate (Old Seld Court) (Monument)
Site 1147Parent of: Site of Seld House, 12-16 Pottergate (Monument)
461Part of: Site of Seld House, 12-16 Pottergate (Monument)

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