Record Details

NHER Number:13509
Type of record:Monument
Name:Rollesby Broad complex and Neolithic axe

Summary

A series of medieval peat cuttings, which flooded in the late medieval and post medieval periods to form broads. The complex is shown on Saxton's map of 1574. A Neolithic flint axe was found near Ormesby Broad in 1919.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 462 148
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:FILBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
FLEGGBURGH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
ORMESBY ST MICHAEL, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
ROLLESBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Rollesby Broad, both Ormesby Broads, Filby Broad, Lily Broad, and Little Broad (Burgh Common).
Medieval peat workings; note parish boundaries and roads crossing on causeways.
The broads are separated from each other by banks of uncut peat, suggesting that they were worked independently and later linked.
See (S1) and (S2).

Before 1919.
[1] found a polished axe about 60cm below 'the surface' (water or mud?) and about 30m in from the edge of Ormesby Broad.
Exhibited by [2], see (S3).

Monument Types

  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG4613 H,J.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Bid to protect Trinity Broads. 19 January.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Map: Saxton, C. 1689. The County of Norfolk.
<S1>Monograph: Lambert, J.M. & Jennings, J.N.. 1960. The Making of the Broads: A Reconsideration of their Origin in the Light of New Evidence..
<S2>Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1997. The Norfolk Broads: a landscape history..
<S3>Article in serial: 1920. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt II (for 1919-20) pp 315-322. p 316.

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