Workers behind West Norfolk’s new hospice were “well” excited after an historic 12th century find was discovered on the construction site.
Builders on the new £3.5 million Norfolk Hospice in Hillington stumbled across a 900-year-old well last week while fitting drainage works.
It was unclear what the large object was at first until archaeologists came to excavate the site.
They realised it was made of flint, which suggested when it was created, and the team has since discovered a flint arrowhead and tools.
Richard Shaw, chief executive of the Norfolk Hospice, which is currently based in Snettisham, said staff were excited to find the well.
He said: “We were thinking of making a feature of it in the new hospice, but the archaeologists said it wasn’t a particularly significant find.
“We were excited none the less. It was interesting to see a bit of history and then turn around and see what we’re building for the future.”
The well will now be removed and filled in, although Mr Shaw hopes a local history group will be interested in the flint tools.
Meanwhile, the outside of the new hospice is almost half complete.
Efforts also continue to raise the final £500,000 needed to fit out the inside of the building.