Record Details

NHER Number:346
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval finds and features, 15 Muspole Street/Alms Lane


Observations were undertaken in 1977 during restoration work on the site of almshouses dating back at least to the 14th century. The earliest walling noted was 16th to 17th century but the remains of medieval clay floors could be seen beneath 18th to 19th century flooring. A quantity of post medieval pottery fragments were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22969 09111
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1977. Restoration. On site of Alms houses dating back at least to the 14th century.
Earliest surviving walling is 16th/17th century.
Shallow trenches cut through the floor levels suggested a sequence similar to that found on building A4 on site NHER 302 (south side Alms Lane).
The 18th/19th century floors had been mounted on brick dwarf walls and the space loosely filled. Remains of clay floors could be seen beneath.
17th century pottery recovered from a pipe trench in yard of buildings.
Included about twenty sherds of lead glazed earthenware and Manganese ware.
M. Atkin (NCM).

Almshouses in Muspole Street, Norwich, bequeathed by Alice Crome in 1516, were not endowed by the founder (S1) consequently they fell into disrepair and were taken over by the parish officers.
Information from linked thematic record.
M. Dennis (NLA), 2 August 2007.

Monument Types

  • ALMSHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
<S1>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk. p 136.

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