Record Details

NHER Number:392
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval dene hole, Westwick Street/Coslany Street Junction


In 1969 chalk workings were found at the bottom of a pipe trench. The workings found apparently represented the junction of two shafts and two pieces of antler were found in the tunnel wall. The date of the tunnels and the antler pieces are unknown.

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Grid Reference:TG 22748 08801
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Chalk workings found 8ft below present (1969) ground surface at the bottom of a cable trench.
This could not be visited by NCM staff before backfilling but it apparently represented the junction of two shafts.
Two pieces of antler were found 'on a shelf' in the tunnel wall.
Possibly picks - W .F. Milligan (NCM) in 1977 though this dubious.
See file NCM.
Also see Newspaper Article (S1).
Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 21 August 2020.

Monument Types

  • DENE HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds


Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1971. Flint Mine Sites.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1969. Mystery find. 1 May.
---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.
---Publication: Barber, M., Field, D. and Topping, P. 1999. The Neolithic Flint Mines of England. p 76.

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