Record Details

NHER Number:11384
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible medieval moat

Summary

A linear feature and enclosure are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. It has been suggested that the enclosure could be a medieval moat and that the linear feature may be an old watercourse.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 072 272
Map Sheet:TG02NE
Parish:GUESTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
WOOD DALLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1979. Visit.
Cropmark of north to south linear feature, in part corresponding with parish boundary, and a shorter parallel to west.
Off former, a rectangle. Suggested as moated site by member of the public [1].

September 1981. Visit.
The field is overgrown and the feature is at the centre of a gigantic patch of thistles. The north to south feature is an old ditch or river course, still grown with rushes etc. The rectangle is a raised platform and could well be a moat. Its situation on the parish boundary might explain why the present Wood Dalling Hall is marked as Gue
stwick Hall by (S1), if this is the site of the preceding medieval hall.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 September 1981.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • WATERCOURSE (Undated)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS AP 72 390 387.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 NE 13.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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