Record Details

NHER Number:34742
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable post medieval quarrying at Metanglia Site, Quaker Lane


Probable post medieval quarrying and/or occupation and later landscaping and gardening features were recorded during evaluation work before development. One fragment of Early or Middle Saxon pottery was found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9185 2956
Map Sheet:TF92NW

Full description

Winter 1999. Trial Trench.
Metanglia Site, Quaker Lane.
Archaeological features and deposits are present at the site, but dateable material lacking.
Probably mostly post-medieval, but some features may be medieval or earlier.
One Early Saxon/Middle Saxon sherd, may be residual.
The features recorded in the evaluation trench are probably associated with quarrying and/or occupation and later landscaping and gardening.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.311).
S. Underdown (NAU), 15 February 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 April 2015 and 18 April 2019.

Newspaper article (S3) notes that an objection to this development was made in 1988 on the grounds that it contained a Quaker meeting house of around 1680 in use until 1800 after which it went through a variety of industrial uses. The conservation officer for North Norfolk stated at the time he could find no evidence to support this.
E. Rose (NLA), 4 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Unknown date)
  • FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 2000. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Quaker Lane, Fakenham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 474.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 526.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Plea to protect Quaker house. 16 May.

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