Record Details

NHER Number:33703
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval or post medieval fish ponds (now part of NHER 5633)

Summary

Aerial photography from 1947 recorded the presence of three east-to-west aligned ponds of similar size to the east of a drain leading north from site NHER 5633. This site is now recorded under this number and recorded as part of a wider spread of medieval and post medieval earthworks. These are thought to be fish ponds of unknown date, and are similar to those at Broomsthorpe. By 1971 they had disappeared.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7812 8953
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1947. RAF aerial photograph shows three east-to-west aligned ponds of similar size (around 10m x 4) to east of drain leading north from site NHER 5633. One north-to-south aligned pond, more irregular is to west of drain but possibly an associated feature.
Fish ponds of unknown date but similar to those at Broomsthorpe.

1971. Ordnance Survey aerial photograph shows area as arable.
B. Cushion (NLA), 11 June 1998.

September 2016. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The ponds and other near by features visible on aerial photographs at this site have now been incorporated into a larger site recorded under NHER 5633. See this record for details.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd September 2016.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FISHPOND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 78/TL 7788/C; 71 216 024.

Related records

5633Related to: Former medieval to post medieval earthworks including enclosures and boundaries (Monument)

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