Record Details

NHER Number:151
Type of record:Monument
Name:St Benedict's Gate/Grapes Hill


In 1951 a section was cut through the city ditch and St Benedict's Gate. The south side was examined as well as a section on Barn Road. This work recovered two sherds of Saxon Ipswich Ware and one sherd of handmade grey ware dating to the 6th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2241 0882
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

August - November 1951. For Ministry of Works.
Section cut through city ditch and St Benedict's Gate. South side examined as well as section on Barn Road.
[1] and [2] in charge.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Two sherds Ipswich Ware. One sherd hand-made grey ware 6th century from makeup of city bank.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Correspondence: Desel, J. 1973. Letter from J. Desel to B. Green regarding possible German pottery fragments from Norwich. 24 December.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S2>Article in Serial: Hurst, J. G. 1965. Excavations at Barn Road, Norwich, 1954-55. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIII pp 131-179.
<S3>Serial: 1952. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 4 (for 1951). pp 3-4.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 27 September.
<S5>Monograph: Jennings, S. 1981. Eighteen Centuries of Pottery from Norwich. East Anglian Archaeology. No 13. p 251.
<S6>Article in Serial: Hurst, J. G. and Golson, J. 1955. Excavations at St. Benedict's Gates, Norwich, 1951 and 1953. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI Pt I pp 5-112.

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