Record Details

NHER Number:41491
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated quay and revetment


The remains of a wooden quay and revetment consisting of upright wooden posts embedded in salt marsh and mud were found in 2004. Post medieval pottery and roof tiles also found may point to a date for the structure.

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Grid Reference:TF 91668 43948
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 10), Context 867:
Quay and revetment structure found on the eastern side of the Wells harbour channel. It consisted of over fifty upright posts embedded in saltmarsh and estuarine mud. A piece of roundwood and a sherd of 17th to 19th century pottery were collected from amongst the posts. The pottery may provide a date for the structure, as may an in-situ dump of 18th to 20th century roof tiles [context 868, NHER 41492]. Post medieval artefacts [context 788, NHER 41487] found to the north may also help.
A map from 1784 shows buildings close to by; these may have been associated with the recorded features ((S1), in (S2)).
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 19 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • QUAY (Unknown date)
  • REVETMENT (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • POT (16th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: NRO MS 21133.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Ringwood, I.. 2003. NSCS 3 - Norfolk and Suffolk Coastal Survey - Documentary Evidence - Norfolk.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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