Record Details

NHER Number:19448
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval saw pit and blacksmith's workshop at 49 Main Road


A post medieval saw pit is preserved beneath a modern house. It is large example, is over 1.8m deep and is brick-lined. A 19th century shed and a blacksmith's worksop also used to stand on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7072 4312
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

Saw pit.
Large example. Long and over 1.8m (six feet) deep. Brick with wooden curbs. Recess in one side said by an old carpenter to be for standing a pint of beer for the man below.
In one corner of 19th century flint, chalk and brick shed, now derelict. A smithy used to stand in the same curtilage.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 August 1983.

Saw pit now preserved under new house.
Photographs (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 April 2000.

Monument Types

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SAW PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: 2000. Correspondence regarding saw pit NHER 19448.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: 2000. Saw pit before infilling.

Related records - none

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