Record Details

NHER Number:10944
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


A medieval moated site, known locally as Chenery's moat. The earthworks are now in poor condition.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1263 8525
Map Sheet:TM18NW

Full description

Winter 1983 to 1984.
In interior of moated site, shown as rectangular on (S1). Found on surface of ploughed field.
Four sherds of medieval unglazed pottery and one sherd of glazed red earthenware.
Site is still visible but ploughed.
Known locally as Chenery's moat.
The name Chenery appears in the Diss 1865 terrier which names three brothers of that surname occupying land belonging to the Rectory and Parish of Diss.
A. Gregory (NAU) 14 December 1984.

After visit by Ordnance Survey moats described as dry with only an L shaped fragment surviving, northern and western ditches surviving only as field ditches.
M. D. Leah (NAU) 19 December 1990.

Site barely discernible.
South and east sides seen as an imperceptible drop of maximum 20cm in ploughsoil.
H. Paterson (A&E) 11 November 1997.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


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. Diss.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

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