Record Details

NHER Number:10998
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


The earthwork remains of a medieval moated site. The moat was landscaped when it was incorporated into the grounds of nearby Walcot Hall in the 19th century. A watching brief carried out by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1992 revealed only modern features.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1243 8061
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

Moat (Walcott Hall).
E. Rose (NAU)

May 1973.
Surveyed during MPBW funded rapid moat survey.
See (S1).
J. Allen (NLA), 15 August 2001.

Only southwest and northwest arms survive and still waterfilled.
These are up to 1.5m deep and 14m across.
Moat landscaped in 19th century when present house built.
Northeast arm perhaps marked by 'a low wet area'.
See (S2).
M. D. Leah (NAU) 20 December 1990.

June 1992. Trial Trench and Watching Brief.
Evaluation trench in advance of new extension to 19th century hall revealed no pre 20th century features, the ground being disturbed by recent services.
Trench was on island of moat.
For further details see brief report (S3) and site records in file
E. Rose (NLA) 25 June 1992. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 January 2016.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 18 SW 22.
---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>Illustration: Rogerson, A. and Mauser, J.. 1973. Rapid Moat Survey Sketch Plan.
<S2>Archive: National Archaeological Record.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, S. 1992. Walcott Hall, Diss. Watching Brief. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 8.

Related records - none

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