|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Possible remains of Late Saxon boat or post-medieval watermill|
Old oak timbers were found in a dyke on reclaimed land in about 1800. At first they were interpreted as part of a Viking ship, but could also be the remains of a watermill marked on a map of 1586.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 982 433|
|Parish:||STIFFKEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
About 1800: old timbers of oak found in a dyke on a meadow called St John's Pastures when it was reclaimed from the sea; called a viking ship by H. Williamson, (S1). R. R. Clarke (NCM) queried what evidence there was for this. Field in question is at above grid reference, located on P.L. K. Schwabe's map of 1600. It certainly was not reclaimed from the sea in 1800, but may have been marshy before then. Schwabe believes the wood may have been part of a sallow bed.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 August 1977.
Reference (S2) states that a map of 1586 shows 'Stewkey watermill' 'just where the river enters the marshes'. He does not reproduce this section of the map. Could the posts be the remains of the mill?
E. Rose (NAU), 7 November 1997.
- WATERCRAFT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
- BOAT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Stiffkey. |
|<S1>||Publication: Williamson, H.. Story of a Norfolk Farm. |
|<S2>||Publication: Hooton, J.. The Glaven Ports. p. 108. |
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