Record Details

NHER Number:45488
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ornamental pond in Long Gore Marsh

Summary

Turf pond in form of double headed eagle holding Greek crosses under crown, above Greek letters standing for M P, for Marietta Pallis, famous botanist and amateur painter, who was buried on the central island together with Phyllis Clarke under two iron crosses.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 42448 24943
Map Sheet:TG42SW
Parish:HICKLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Turf pond in form of double headed eagle holding Greek crosses under crown, above Greek letters standing for M P, for Marietta Pallis. Represents to Imperial Greek symbol and those of two families from Chios.
She had the pond excavated from 1952 onwards, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Fall of Byzantium to the Turks.
In 1963 Miss Pallis, famous botanist and amateur painter, was buried on the central island together with Phyllis Clarke under two iron crosses. Bodies are weighted down with large granite block to stop the coffins floating.
Site restored in 1991.
(S1)-(S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • ORNAMENTAL POND (Mid 20th Century to 21st Century - 1952 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: 1986. Annals Musei Goulandris.. Vol 7. pp 157-173.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1980-1991. [Articles on the shape of the Ornamental pond in Long Gore Marsh].
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Wild haven of joyous tranquillity. 19 April.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Weekend Telegraph. 1997. Norfolk's Grecian turn. 3 May.

Related records - none

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