Record Details

NHER Number:21267
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval building

Summary

A small excavation during development of this area recovered traces of a small and insubstantial building with brick footings, thought to date the the late post medieval period. Pottery sherds found in association with this feature were exclusively post medieval, although a small number of Late Saxon and medieval sherds have also been recovered from this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2400 3609
Map Sheet:TG23NW
Parish:THORPE MARKET, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1984 to February 1985. Small developement on northwest side of green, on plot at corner of north side of green and east side of trackway.
Initial removal of top-soil after levelling showed traces of a small and unsubstantial building with brick footings. (?18th-19th century) parallel to trackway. No pottery or glass visible earlier than 19th century. Further levelling of site in February 1985 by around 30cm removed all traces of these footings down to a spread of made ground with 19th
century pottery and pit with 20th century bottles. Trial hole with spade revealed disturbed, sandy soil beneath and dark made ground, in which was found part of the strap handle of an unglazed medieval jug with a post-firing perforation, and the body sherd of another unglazed vessel.
Information from J. J. Wymer (NAU). Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU). [1]
J. J. Wymer (NAU), 1 March 1985.

'Medieval jug' in fact spouted pitcher or storage jar, Thetford type ware.
W. F. Milligan (NCM).

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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