Record Details

NHER Number:11060
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval or post medieval moat, Denton

Summary

A medieval or post medieval moat is shown on Faden's 1787 map of Norfolk surrounding Hall Farm Barns. Part of the moat can still be seen. It has been suggested that this was the site of the manor of Denton with Topcroft that replaced the earlier medieval manor at Lodge Farm (NHER 11061). Eastgate Green is recorded as being situated along the road between Lodge Farm (NHER 11061) and Hill Farm Barns (NHER 11060) in the 19th century, and may date from the medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2865 8843
Map Sheet:TM28NE
Parish:DENTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Hall Farm Barns.
Moat (Hall Farm), Denton Old Hall on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

Documentary evidence, [1] places the site of the manor of Denton with Topcroft here.
See report by [1] in file for NHER 11061.
E. Rose (NAU).

1997.
The long section of drain/moat to the northeast of farm is a boundary ditch with a former broad 'Green Lane' or narrow common to its east. This is seen on (S1). The short section of moat marked on (S2) could well have been part of an enclosure, surrounding the building(s), whilst there are further linear ponds to southwest which could be part of the same feature.
Copies of the maps in file.
B. Cushion (NLA) September 1997.

September 2005.
Eastgate Green is recorded as being situated along the road between Lodge Farm (NHER 11061) and Hill Farm Barns (NHER 11060) in the 19th century, and may date from the medieval period.
M. Dennis (NLA), 20th September 2005.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE GREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE GREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Denton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 25" 1st edition.

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