Record Details

NHER Number:41649
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated pits and medieval clay extraction pit at Hemsby Village Stores, The Street

Summary

An archaeological evaluation carried out before residential development recorded a few undated pits and a large clay extraction pit. Finds from the clay extraction pit suggest it had gone out of use during the medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49382 17352
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:HEMSBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2005. Trial Trenching.
Two trenches excavated in the footprints of proposed residential dwelling. Contexts 1-31.
A few small pits of an uncertain date were found in the northern part of the site, whilst to the south was a large clay extraction pit. The earliest fills of this feature contained several sherds of medieval pottery and glazed floor tile fragments.
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 : 2018.207).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CLAY PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Emery, G. 2005. An Archaeological Evaluation at the former site of the Village Stores, Land off The Street, Hemsby. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1079.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 127.

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