Record Details

NHER Number:8443
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval quay on River Bure


The remains of a clinker built boat, clench nails, a fragment of planking, a possible medieval lighter and medieval and post medieval pottery were dredged out of the River Bure. Evidence of the wood piling of a quay was also recorded.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3819 1559
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

1954. Dredged from River Bure west of church of St Benet's Abbey.
Remains of clinker built oak boat - iron clench bolts and trenail.
Fragment of planking brought to NCM.
?Medieval lighter.
Notes by F.H. Denton.

Dredged from river.
Medieval and later pottery.
Clench nails at regular intervals of 14.2 cms.
Wood piling of quay also found.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • PILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHARF (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Horning.

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