Record Details

NHER Number:10210
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval flax pit, Moat Farm

Summary

A long waterfilled pond, originally used for soaking flax in order to soften it prior to textile manufacture.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 2594 9408
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:HEMPNALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Flax pit. Reported by [1]. NCM card.
Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society records add: Used in retting, now waterfilled.
81m by 15m, extensions in southeast end and at southwest corner.

Long waterfilled pond, about 95 meteres long, about 12 to 13 metres wide.
Fringed with some reed and a few trees. Dredged to bottom some years ago.
H. Paterson (A&E), 3 July 2000.

Monument Types

  • RETTING POND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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