Record Details

NHER Number:44121
Type of record:Monument
Name:Decoy Broad

Summary

This by-passed broad has one of the deepest basins in the Bure Valley, reaching down in places to nearly 5m below the level of the surrounding fens. The north edge of the broad was, and is, deeply indented, with peninsulas and inlets, a pattern continued by submerged ridges within the broad itself and representing excavation in parallel doles. The broad gets its name from a decoy which operated here in the 18th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 33034 16824
Map Sheet:TG31NW
Parish:WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

A by-passed broad with one of the deepest basins in the Bure Valley, reaching down in places to nearly 5m below the level of the surrounding fens, although much infilled with silt/mud. The north edge of the broad was, and is, deeply indented, with peninsulas and inlets, a pattern continued by submerged ridges within the broad itself and representing excavation in parallel doles. The broad gets its name from a decoy which operated here in the 18th century.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 20 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DECOY POND (Post Medieval - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Williamson, T.. 2002. Report for Broads Authority.

Related records

13517Parent of: Medieval and later peat cuttings along the River Bure (Monument)

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