Record Details

NHER Number:44123
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wroxham Broad, medieval peat cutting

Summary

This large broad is separated from the river by a relatively narrow band of uncut peat. A flooded peat working, presumably of medieval date, has been identified here. The broad has been a major boating venue since the 1860s and was the subject of a celebrated court case in the 1890s where the High Court ruled that the broad itself was private property.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 31194 16816
Map Sheet:TG31NW
Parish:SALHOUSE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
WROXHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Large by-passed broad, separated from the river by a relatively narrow band of uncut peat. Flooded peat working, presumably of medieval date. The broad was the subject of a celebrated court case in the 1890s where the High Court ruled that the broad itself was private property (although the victorious owner only levied a charge for fishing and allowed continued access for sailing although not for mooring). The broad has been a major venue for sailing and boating since the 1860s.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA) 20 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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Unpublished document: Williamson, T.. 2002.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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