Record Details

NHER Number:642
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval lime kiln, Grapes Hill/West Pottergate


Sewer trench digging at this location in 1970 discovered the lower part of a medieval lime kiln similar to the one existing kiln in Sprowston Road.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2233 0875
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1970. Found during sewer trench digging, similar to existing kiln in Sprowston Road, Norwich.
Lower part of limestone kiln.
Photographs by NCM, taken by P. Armes.
Kiln seen by T. Clough (NAU), W. Milligan (NCM) and N. Peake (NCM/UEA).

The remains of the kiln can be seen in what is now a large Victorian era garden, set inside the chalk pit which supplied the kiln.
NIAS records (S1)
W. Arnold (HES) 13/12/2010

Monument Types

  • LIME KILN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records - none

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