Record Details

NHER Number:13517
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and later peat cuttings along the River Bure

Summary

A series of medieval and later peat cuttings have been discovered along the course of the river. It is worth noting that the exact boundaries of these pits are difficult to distinguish from the river marshes.

Images

  • Aerial photograph of Wroxham Broad.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 333 167
Map Sheet:TG31NW
Parish:HORNING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HOVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SALHOUSE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Malthouse, Ranworth, Cockshoot, Salhouse, Hoveton Great and Little, Decoy, Wroxham and Burntfen Broads, Snape's Water, Hudson's Bay, Pound End, all medieval peat workings. Also Woodbastwick Fens and Marshes (Broad Water), all 19th century turf cuttings. Note that the exact boundaries of these pits are difficult to distinguish from the river marshes.
See (S1) and (S2).

Monument Types

  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DECOY POND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3415 F,S-U; TG3515 A-C,H-K,L-N; TG3018 AA-AC.
---Unpublished document: Thorogood, P.. 2000. Duck Decoys of Norfolk (UEA BA Dissertation ref HISH 3P2Y).
---Newspaper Article: 1991. Eastern Daily Press. 2 January. 2.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Lambert, J.M. & Jennings, J.N.. 1960. The Making of the Broads: A Reconsideration of their Origin in the Light of New Evidence..
<S2>Unpublished document: Williamson, T.. 2002. Report for Broads Authority.

Related records

44119Part of: Burntfen Broad (Monument)
44127Part of: Cockshoot Broad (Monument)
44121Part of: Decoy Broad (Monument)
44122Part of: Hoveton Great Broad (Monument)
44120Part of: Hoveton Little Broad or Black Horse Broad (Monument)
44125Part of: Hudson's Bay (Monument)
44129Part of: Malthouse Broad (Monument)
44128Part of: Ranworth Broad (Monument)
44124Part of: Salhouse Broad (Monument)
44126Part of: Snape's Water (Monument)
44123Part of: Wroxham Broad, medieval peat cutting (Monument)

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