Record Details

NHER Number:13129
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of medieval moat, Wood Green


This is the site of a medieval moat, shown on the Tithe Map of 1839 but now only visible as slight earthworks. The moat may have been the site of Sturmyns Manor, and medieval and post medieval pottery and other finds have been found within the area of the moat.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2038 9102
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Moat shown on (S1), copy in file.
Southeast sector still shown on Ordnance Survey.

3 medieval sherds including Developed Stamford Ware found on surface.
Also 18th to 19th century sherds including Chinese export porcelain, and clay pipe.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 22 March 1979.

Whole moat ploughed; all sides visible but only as depressions in ploughed field.
According to [1], (S2) states this is the site of Sturmyns Manor.

Medieval sherds and late medieval/early post medieval wares, brick and tile fragments, oyster shell, inside moat found by [1].

June 2000. Visit.
Under ceral crop. No variation in crop height (Visit in 1979 showed only depressions).
H. Paterson (A&E), 22 June 2000.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: 1839. Long Stratton St Mary Tithe Map.
<S2>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..

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