Record Details

NHER Number:41821
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval drainage ditches and rubbish pit, The Old Rectory


A watching brief recorded two probable post medieval drainage ditches, post medieval brick and tile fragments and a medieval pottery sherd.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23722 04044
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

July 2005. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavations for swimming pool and other associated groundworks. Contexts 1-9.
Two linear features, probably post medieval drainage ditches, were observed, one containing post medieval tile and brick fragments as well as fragments of an 18th century shoe buckle.
One medieval pottery sherd was recovered from the general spoil of the trenches.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2016.198).
J. Allen (NLA), 5 February 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 June 2019.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RUBBISH PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 2006. An Archaeologial Watching Brief at The Old Rectory, Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk. NAU Archaeology. 1100.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 125.

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