Record Details

NHER Number:31613
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat, south of West Hall Farm


The earthworks of a rectangular enclosure, probably a medieval moat, lie to the south of the present farmhouse. The enclosure probably relates to a property that predates the present house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6516 1618
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Ditched enclosure of about 1 hectare to south of West Hall, with pond in southeast corner, and very clear at southeast inner corner. Some internal division. Possible outer enclosure to West Hall.
B. Cushion (NLA), November 1995.

Earthwork survey at 1:1000 and report in file with site NHER 18547, see (S1).
B. Cushion (NLA), December 1995.

Earthworks in good condition, grazed by sheep. A little mole activity, minimal rabbit disturbance.
H. Paterson (A&E), 23 February 1998.

25 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Enclosure earthworks visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 22 November 2001.

Monument Types

  • POND (Unknown date)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 6516P.
---Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A.. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 104. p 202.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 403.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 1995. Earthwork Survey.

Related records

18547Related to: Medieval earthworks (Monument)

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