Record Details

NHER Number:19631
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval moat

Summary

A rectangular raised platform could be seen in the middle of this field. This is probably a medieval moat. Extensive metal detecting has recovered many medieval finds including two medieval seal matrices, one inscribed with a hare and the hunting cry SOhOV SOhOV, a seal of the Pope Innocent III, medieval pottery and medieval coins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 49 07
Map Sheet:TF40NE
Parish:EMNETH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Winter 1982 to 1983. Found on ploughed field. [1].
Rectangular raised platform, low and ill defined, 180m east to west x 100m north to south defined by ditch on north side, present field boundary on east, scarp on south and west. Three sherds of medieval pottery, including one Grimston greenglazed found.
Information from [2].
A. Gregory (NAU), 26 October 1983.

This is marked on the (S1) as 'moat'. The west side is shown thereon as waterfilled, the north side as ditch, south side as scarp, but no east side.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 July 1987.

1988. Metal detecting survey by [3].
Two Roman coins; medieval to post medieval metalwork, coins.

1990. Metal detecting by [2].
Medieval coins, metalwork.

1991. Metal detecting by [2].
Roman coin, medieval metalwork.

1993. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin and metalwork; Roman, medieval, post medieval sherds (NCM).

1997. Metal detecting.
Medieval belt fitting, coin. post medieval object.
See lists in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 May 1997.

Whole field under arable. Features noted in winter 1982/83 on NHER now not visible. Possible slight rise in centre of field.
H. Paterson (A&E), 17 July 1996.

May 1998. Metal detecting.
One Roman and one medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
?Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds. Sherds NCM.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 June 1998.

June 1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 August 1998.

March to May 2004. Metal detecting.
One Roman and one medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects including papal bull of Innocent III.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 2004.

September/October 2004. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins, taken by landowner, not seen by NLA, identified by finder:
Edward I penny, London mint.
Edward I halfpenny, London mint.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BALL (RITUAL) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIREARM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 40 NE 20.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EUE 5.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

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