Record Details

NHER Number:11785
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval fishponds

Summary

These rather unusual earthworks consist of a small pond surrounded by a series of apparently concentric shallow ditches and low banks. Surrounding these is a bounding bank. The area has been interpreted as a medieval fishpond with surrounding contemporarily water filled ditches.

Images

  • The earthworks of medieval fishponds in Great Snoring  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 948 341
Map Sheet:TF93SW
Parish:GREAT SNORING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1976 NAU aerial photography.
Old pond with leat to river, not marked on Ordnance Survey, lies at centre of several concentric subrectangular ditches. Fish ponds?

Aerial photographs checked E. Rose (NAU), 10 November 1976.

16 November 1979. Visit.
When visited on ground 16 November 1979, writer had forgotten the above comment and came to the same conclusion nevertheless.
E. Rose (NAU).

27 April 1992. Site visit.
Low concentric earthworks and leat as noted previously. Wet pond in centre. Field not ploughed within living memory, not even during the war.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 April 1992.

July 1994. Earthwork survey at 1:1000.
These rather unusual earthworks consist of a small pond surrounded by a series of apparently concentric shallow ditches and low banks, with an inlet leat draining to the southwest. Surrounding these is a near complete bounding bank of greater height that the others. The area has been tentatively interpreted as a fishpond with surrounding contemporarily water filled ditches.
See (S1).
B. Cushion (NLA) July 1994.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 9434A-C.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239. p 237.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Cushion, B. (NLA). Earthwork Survey.

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