Record Details

NHER Number:7509
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval well and pottery fragments


Medieval pottery fragments were recovered during the excavation of a flint-lined medieval well in 1958.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1626 2045
Map Sheet:TG12SE

Full description

About 213m (700 feet) North of Quaker Farm.
Late medieval well of flints with brick drain on west side.

17th century material in top 1.2m (4 feet) of infill. Below this peaty material to water level at 2m (6 feet 6 inches) from ground surface and 1.7m (5 feet 6 inches) from top of masonry. 14th and 15th century pottery round top of well. Top of peat 1.3m (4 feet 3 inches) below top of masonry which was 0.3m (1 foot) below surface of field.

Excavated by R. R. Clarke (NCM) and [1], 30 August 1958 for NCM.
6m (20 feet) south of well was early medieval refuse dump.

Brick drain; is this the 'culvert' drawn in file? 51cm (20 inches) below ground, 63cm (25 inches) deep, 48cm (19 inches) across, bricks measured 23cm by 11.5cm by 7cm (9 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 2 3/4 inches).

E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 3.
---Article in Serial: 1959. Other Archaeological Excavations 1958. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 11 (for 1958) pp 1-2. p 1.
---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. Haveringland.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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