Record Details

NHER Number:11030
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat

Summary

This medieval moat is marked on old maps but was destroyed during construction of the Merlewood housing estate.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1754 8233
Map Sheet:TM18SE
Parish:DICKLEBURGH AND RUSHALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Moat (at rectory).
E. Rose (NAU).

Moat described by (S1) in 1973: south arm complete, west and east arms partially complete. No trace of north arm. Later note (1978) and based on survey for (S2) says all but south arm filled in.
M. D. Leah (NAU), 20 December 1990.

Shown as almost complete rectangle on 1958 (S3). (S4) shows almost totally destroyed for new estate 'Merlewood'.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 August 1992.

Nothing remains of this site, as stated in NHER almost totally destroyed. Owner of house on Merlewood states that both south areas of moat and pond field were bulldozed by contractors.
H. Paterson (A&E), 20 January 2000.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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. Dickleburgh.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 18 SE 1.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:10 000.

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