|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Wroxham Broad, medieval peat cutting|
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
|Grid Reference:||TG 31194 16816|
|Parish:||SALHOUSE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
|WROXHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
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.
M. Dennis (NLA) 20 March 2006.
- PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
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|<S1>||Unpublished document: Williamson, T.. 2002. Report for Broads Authority. |
|13517||Parent of: Medieval and later peat cuttings along the River Bure (Monument)|
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