Record Details

NHER Number:13522
Type of record:Monument
Name:Surlingham Broad


According to documentary sources, peat cutting was conducted here during the medieval period. There are also reports that a wrecked wherry of unknown date is in the Broad.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 316 076
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

Medieval peat working.
See (S1).
But not marked on Faden's map 1797, where the area is shown as 'fen'.

See also (S2) in file.

Member of the public [1] reports there is a sunken wherry in the Broad.
M. Dennis (NLA) 23 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • WRECK (Unknown date)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2005. Ghostly relics of a vibrant Broads era. 18 May.
<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Unpublished Document: Williamson, T.. 2002.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.

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