Record Details

NHER Number:6842
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval pottery finds


Large numbers of complete medieval jars were found during building works in 1960.

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Full description

1960. Stray Find.
Found in Market Place while digging a cellar at Leeder's Shop:
Many pottery jars, some with handles, some without handles, some with two handles, and all with a hole near the base.
One example submitted for identification was 13th century. Some pottery shows signs of burning.
See drawing (S1) and press cuttings (S2) and (S3).
Information from (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 December 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 6.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1960. Drawing of a medieval pottery jar from North Walsham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: North Norfolk News. 1961. 700-year-old jugs found at N. Walsham. 29 July.
<S3>Newspaper Article: North Norfolk News. 1961. Little old brown jugs. 4 August.
<S4>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Walsham (North).

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