|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Rookery Farm moat|
A site visit in 2000 confirmed the survival of the east, west and south arms of a medieval moat on this site.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TM 2617 9262|
|Parish:||TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TM 2692A-C. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Topcroft. |
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