Record Details

NHER Number:7229
Type of record:Monument
Name:Giants Moat, medieval moated site

Summary

A medieval moated site with cropmarks of outer enclosures. When the moat was being cleared out in 1945, the remains of the drawbridge, medieval pottery fragments and a Late Saxon sword were found. Fieldwalking has since recovered Roman and medieval pottery fragments.

Images

  • Giant's Moat, a medieval moated site at Mileham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 913 197
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:MILEHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
TITTLESHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Moated site with cropmarks of outer enclosures.

1945.
In clearing moat: drawbridge remains, medieval sherds and iron tool found, also Late Saxon sword.

1968.
Fieldwalking produced Roman and medieval sherds.

Pre 1999.
Medieval sherds found.

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BEAM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPOON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 9119A.
---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1959. TF 9119AFK.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Mileham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Mileham [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Mileham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Article in serial: Wilson, D. M. 1966. Some Neglected Late Anglo-Saxon Swords. Medieval Archaeology. Vol IX (for 1965) pp 32-54. pp 39-40, pl vi a.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. Eastern Daily Press. 7 September.
<S3>Publication: Puddy, E.. 1957. Litcham.
<S4>Publication: 1940-46. Archaeol. Bull.. B1 p.25.
<S5>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1809. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol X. 375. p 21.
<S6>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.

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