Record Details

NHER Number:10073
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat and deer park

Summary

A medieval moat was noted here by the Ordnance Survey. This moat may have been recut in the 19th century to form a sheep wash or to fill water carts. A medieval deer park is also reported.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1698 9018
Map Sheet:TM19SE
Parish:GREAT MOULTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

L-shaped pond, possible moat fragment, noted on Ordnance Survey.

3 October 1979. Visit.
Not a moat? Apparently some sort of pit - lined on east and south by overgrown spoil heaps. Yet a wide dry ditch or hollow way continues its 'foot' into the next field. But [1] states that this is marked as a complete moat on (S1). Was it partly redug out in the 19th century to fill water carts or as sheep wash, as happened elsewhere, thus explaining spoilheaps? [1] also believes the roughly oval arrangement of field boundaries with Carr Lane, Frith Way, Haugh Way is a 15th century park, but he produces no evidence for this and it seems very small.
Information from [1] via W. Milligan (NCM).
E. Rose (NAU), 5 October 1987.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • DEER PARK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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. Moulton (Great).
<S1>Map: 1824. Great Moulton Enclosure Map.

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