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Marsh Lane, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Webster, Michael (2015) Marsh Lane, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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During December 2014 and January 2015, OA East carried out an archaeological watching brief at Marsh Lane, King's Lynn, Norfolk (TF 6331 2163). The monitoring was carried out during the removal of concrete rafts, walls and floors, associated with a 1960's farm, in advance of the construction of a new residential development. A possible mound made up of late 18th to early 19th century bricks was exposed beneath the north end of one of the concrete rafts (Area B). Its limits were unknown during this phase of work. There was no evidence of a saltern structure, as mentioned in the Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment (July 2014) beyond the generally raised area of landed on which the concrete rafts were positioned, that roughly conforms with that mapped as an 'earthwork' from NMP and HER data (see Figure 2 for extent). Evidence for bricks dating from the 17th to 18th centuries were recovered from a rubble spread below the concrete pad in Area D. This may be the result of demolition material being brought into the site from somewhere in the town centre or maybe even evidence for a short lived structure.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological watching brief, norfolk, kings lynn and west norfolk, marsh lane, post-medieval, brick
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Norfolk
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3126
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:27 Jan 2017 09:10
Last Modified:27 Jan 2017 09:10

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