Record Details

NHER Number:10206
Type of record:Monument
Name:Rookery Farm moat

Summary

A site visit in 2000 confirmed the survival of the east, west and south arms of a medieval moat on this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2617 9262
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Moat (on Ordnance Survey map).
E. Rose (NAU).

1997. Found on drive surface adjacent to garage wall at TM 2619 9266 within moat.
One body sherd of odd Roman, possibly Thetford Ware, micaceous.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
Compiled by B. Cushion (NLA), September 1997.

2000. Site visit.
East, west and south arms remain, these water filled.
East and west around 45m long. Width around 5m, broadening in some areas. Fringed by a few small trees and garden shrubs. Moat dredged to clay bottom approx 15 years ago. Water quality poor. Steve Harris (Norfolk County Council) has advised removal of fish to improve quality and restore pond life.
H. Paterson (NLA), 12 September 2000.

Mangagment Statement signed 11 September 2000.
See copy in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E), 12 September 2000.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2692A-C.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Topcroft.

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