Record Details

NHER Number:31642
Type of record:Monument
Name:Blofield water pipeline


Archaeological observations made along the line of a pipeline found evidence for the manufacture of brick and roof tile in the 19th century east of Brundall Road, evidence for medieval occupation to the southeast of the church and evidence for church renovation and graveyard tidying including the reburial of disarticulated human bones in the post medieval or early modern period to the east of the church.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3356 0917
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

August 1995. Watching Brief.
Monitoring along Anglian Water pipeline.
Pipeline ran east from Brundall Road, just north of Bay Bridge turning north-east then north running to east of St Andrew and St Peter church.
Features observed: one pit plus two silted backfilled drainage ditches with associated 19th century roof tile, centre 180m north-east of Bay Bridge. One other post medieval/modern ditch a further 60m north-east. Approximately 30m south-east of church seven pits recorded, five were modern, two undated possibly medieval. Approximately 20m to north, stump of former flint rubble churchyard wall two pits found. First pit was 19th century grave diggers pit containing disarticulated human skeleton from burial disturbed during grave digging operations. Second pit contained rubble possibly result of church restoration of 1880.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
J. Percival (NAU), 11 September 1995.

Monument Types

  • WALL (Undated)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WASTER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. 1995. Archaeological Observations along a Pipeline Route at Bay Bridge, Blofield, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 153.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 398.

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