Record Details

NHER Number:10993
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat and St Martins Farm


The earthwork remains of a medieval moated site, and a post medieval farm including a 19th century brick farmhouse, and an 18th century timber framed barn, a very late example of the timber framing tradition.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1223 8307
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

Moat (Martins Farm).
E. Rose (NAU)

Moat described as partly filled in on west and reduced on the east.
See (S1).
M. D. Leah (NAU), 20 December 1990.

February 2001.
(S2) shows the moat as a perculiar polygonal shape, like half an hourglass.
The northern section of the west arm is now an amorphous reedy pool; there is no trace of the north arm, a deep but narrow ditch occupying the presumed line.
Th main portions of the moat to the south, under separate ownership, were not seen.
The farmhouse is externally of late 19th century brick, but an offcentre stack may suggest an older core.
To the north is a late example of a timber framed barn, probably 18th century.
See (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: National Archaeological Record.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 2000. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 (revised 2000).
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.

Related records - none

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