Record Details

NHER Number:43428
Type of record:Monument
Name:Former medieval peat or clay cutting

Summary

The site of a former ‘broad’, a medieval peat or clay extraction site, is marked on Faden’s map of 1797. The map shows an irregularly-shaped body of water at the seaward end of 'Sea Common’ and Eccles Common, on the parish border between Lessingham and Sea Palling.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 41887 27880
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SEA PALLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
The site of a former ‘broad’, a medieval peat or clay extraction site, is marked on Faden’s map of 1797 (S1). The map shows an irregularly shaped body of water at the seaward end of ‘Sea Common’ and Eccles Common, on the parish border between Lessingham and Sea Palling, centred approximately on TG 4185 2784. No obvious traces of this former broad were identified on the aerial photographs of this area during the NMP mapping of the parishes.
S. Massey (NMP), 13 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • CLAY PIT? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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