Record Details

NHER Number:9745
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval moat in Dunston Park

Summary

The earthworks of this probable medieval moat are visible on aerial photographs within Dunston Park.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2259 0238
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:STOKE HOLY CROSS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Moat.
Very good condition. Broad wet ditches; central island square, embanked, causeway on southeast partly falling away. Island has a Scots pine at each corner and a stump in the centre, suggesting later ornamentalisation, but causeway has oak trees with no trace of a gap for bridge.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU), 1 March 1979.

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks of this probable medieval moat are visible on aerial photographs (S1) within Dunston Park. A broad channel forming a ‘tail’ to the immediate west of the main square ditch is also visible on the aerial photographs.
S. Horlock (NMP), 23 March 2009

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2202F, J-L.
---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. Stoke Holy Cross.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/70 5273-4 28-FEB-1946 (NMR).

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