|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Rollesby Broad complex and Neolithic axe|
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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|Grid Reference:||TG 462 148|
|Parish:||FILBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|FLEGGBURGH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|ORMESBY ST MICHAEL, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|ROLLESBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
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).
 found a polished axe about 60cm below 'the surface' (water or mud?) and about 30m in from the edge of Ormesby Broad.
Exhibited by , see (S3).
- PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- 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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