Record Details

NHER Number:9507
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
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

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.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 SE 12.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: 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.

Related records - none

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