|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Medieval moat; 'The Roundabout'|
A medieval moat, known locally as 'The Roundabout'. The moat is close to the deserted medieval settlement of Hethel, NHER 9497.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 1679 0017|
|Parish:||BRACON ASH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|HETHEL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
North side gone; interior totally overgrown, known as the Roundabout.
Other ditches dry, deep, irregular on east; well embanked on interior.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 9 November 1978.
Dairy Farm adjacent to north is Old Hall Farm on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU)
It measures overall 54.0m east to west by 52.0m transversely and the seasonally waterfilled arms attain a maximum depth of 1.5m.
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 13 July 1990.
March 2011. Norfolk NMP.
The moat described above is visible on aerial photographs (S2-S3) indistinctly through the tree cover. Unfortunately it was not clear enough to map, and was certainly no clearer than the outline depicted on the Ordnance Survey mapping.
E. Bales (NMP), 29 March 2011.
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Bracon Ash. |
|<S1>||Map: Ordnance Survey. 1836. 1st edition OS. |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72034 045-6 22-MAR-1972 (NLA). |
|<S3>||Oblique Aerial Photograph: Derek A. Edwards. 1984. NHER TG 1600A-B (NLA 150/AWV 21-22) 27-APR-1984. |
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