Record Details

NHER Number:358
Type of record:Building
Name:Anglia House, Agricultural Hall Plain


Anglia House was built as an Agricultural Hall in 1882 by J. B. Pearce, of red brick with Cumberland stone facings. This two and a half storey building has nine bays and circular lights in the upper storey. A number of human skeletons have been discovered underneath this area, and it is likely that these form part of the graveyard associated with the Late Saxon timber church (NHER 416) discovered just to the south. The building itself is now part of the Anglian Television studios.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23319 08566
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Former Agricultural Hall.
1882 by J. B. Pearse. Red brick with stucco detail.

October 1958. Digging of test holes in the basement.
The remains of at least three disturbed human skeletons were found.
Two sherds of medieval pottery found, not associated with skeletons.
Information from member of the public [1].

Fragments of two burials were found in digging a pile hole in the basement of Anglia House.
In grave fill of burial (II) were two sherds medieval ware.
Compiled by M. Atkin.

Burials aligned east-to-west at depth of around 70cm below floor level of basement. Burial (I) = female, burial (II) = male.
See file for further details and see file held by NCM.

Also see press cuttings (S1) and (S2) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 2 November 2007.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former Type) CORN EXCHANGE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1882 AD to 2100 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 2308BFL - BFS.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 302-303; Pl 120.
---Record Card: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. [Photograph of Anglia House]. 7 December.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2002. Anglia House is as intrinsically linked with Norwich and Anglia Television itself. Rachel Banham looks at the history of one of the city's best known landmarks. 9 April.

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