Record Details

NHER Number:240
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds and features, Holland Court, The Close/St Faiths Lane


Excavation of foundations in 1972 revealed a rubbish pit containing 13th and 14th century pottery fragments. On a different part of the site, an occupation layer was found, associated with a piece of medieval pottery, ash, oyster shell and animal bones.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2351 0870
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1972. Excavation for foundations behind site NHER 47 in Holland Court.
Topsoil; post medieval sherds and drainpipes.
Natural sand.
Rubbish pit of dark grey organic soil, with some flint gravel.
Contained 13th/14th century sherds (including Grimston face jug). Bone, oyster shells.

Exposed in a pit for a concrete drainage tank in northeast corner of the site. About 2 1/2m below the pathway surface.
Occupation surface overlying the natural sand, consisting of a compact very ashy, layer about 10 to 15cm thick.
Contained one sherd Thetford ware, charcoal, ash, oyster shell, bone.
J. Roberts.
For further details see file NCM.

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Unknown date)
  • HEARTH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (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

---Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13.
---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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