Record Details

NHER Number:17696
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site

Summary

A medieval moated enclosure, still in quite good condition. The north and west ditches are fed by a stream and are water-filled, the rest being boggy ground. A possible entrance to the central island is to the southeast.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 936 119
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:SCARNING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

29 July 1977. NAU air photography.
Moated enclosure.
D. Edwards (NAU), 10 March 1981.

November 2002.
Moat retains a good profile, with interior slightly higher than surrounding land. Measures approximately 55m east to west, 88m north to south. Fed by stream at southeast corner. Water-filled to north and west, boggy elsewhere. Ditch 3.5 to 5m wide feeding into an elongated pond at northwest corner. Possible entrance to southeast. Other earthworks in surrounding field. This under tufty grass with patches of thistles.
H. Paterson (A&E), 18 November 2002.

Management statement (S1) signed 28 November 2002.
Copy in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E), 2 December 2002.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (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: TF 9311A,B.
---Unpublished Document: Strutt & Parker. 2002. Letting details and correspondence.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Management Statement.

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