Record Details

NHER Number:16873
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site

Summary

This is a moated site, possibly dating to the medieval period, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. Documentary evidence suggests that this may have been a tannery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8247 1548
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:CASTLE ACRE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
NEWTON BY CASTLE ACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

30 March 1946.
Department of Environment aerial photograph.
Possible moated site existing as an earthwork in 1946 when photograph was taken.
J. Bown (NAU) 11 December 1980.

Field is marked as Water Meadow on 1816 map of Lodge Farm Lands in Norfolk Record Office.
R. Rickett (NAU) March 1984.

(S1) marks this feature just over boundary into Newton.
Marked to look like moat but seems far too small for this.
Note fieldname Tanners Piece to west, where many horn cores found by A. Rogerson (NAU)
Is this a tannery?
R. Rickett (NAU) 1 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • TANNERY (Undated)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 8315A.
<S1>Map: 1715 to 1719. The manors and town of Castleacre, now in possession of the Hon. Thomas Coke Esq..

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