Record Details

NHER Number:10535
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site

Summary

The site of a medieval moated manor house. The wide, wet moat remains around a central square island, on which are 19th century cottages, accessed by a 19th century brick bridge.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3946 9615
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:RAVENINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 July 1978. Visit.
Moated Hall site (Ordnance Survey).
Manor House on (S1).
Excellent wide wet moat, square island embanked up several feet. Entrance by 19th century brick bridge on north (or causeway; arches below water level). Only buildings on island are 19th century cottages.
E. Rose (NAU), 20 July 1978.

September 2002.
Wet moat about 11 to 15m wide, about 115m long, broadens to pond feature in southwest corner. Arches below waterline at entrance bridge/causeway to north. Heavy overhang of trees around 'pond' and to south. Mature trees, younger saplings and scrub in many areas. Interior garden to west, rough pasture to east. 19th century cottages remain on island.
H. Paterson (A&E), 2 December 2002.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM3996 F-H,R,S.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Raveningham.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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11840Related to: Possible medieval moat or enclosure and undated pits (Monument)

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