Record Details

NHER Number:2976
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat

Summary

This is the site of a double moated enclosure dating to the medieval period, visible as earthworks and cropmark on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0028 0422
Map Sheet:TG00SW
Parish:CRANWORTH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

L shaped pond shown on OS.
This is now dry, but forms part of a series of earthworks in pasture which resemble a double moat with a hollow way leading northwest into a wood.
'Islands' very bumpy.
Northwest of moat other east to west depressions could represent house platforms, but could also be drainage trenches, and the hollow way could be a channel to the Blackwater; but 'moat' seems to be of larger dimensions than these (though all the earthworks are quite slight) and it is probably genuine.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 30 November 1978.

25 July 1991. NLA Air Photography.
Cropmark of moat noted.
D. Edwards (NLA)

2 July 1996. NLA air photography (AP1).
Earthworks and cropmarks of double moated enclosure visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 23 July 2001.

1 October 1996. NLA air photography (AP2).
Site visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 23 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Unknown date)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Unknown date)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Unknown date)
  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0004 C-E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cranworth.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0004K - L.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0004F - J.

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