Record Details

NHER Number:3080
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mowles Manor moated site

Summary

Three sides of a medieval moat survive at Mowles Manor. A short arm protrudes north from the south side centre, suggesting a central division within the moated area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0234 1437
Map Sheet:TG01SW
Parish:DEREHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1978. Visit.
Mowles manor moated site.
Moat (Ordnance Survey) at Manor Farm, now Mowles Manor. Three sides remain on south, east and north, still with some water though owner says level was formerly much higher. A short arm protrudes north from south side centre, suggesting a central division (see NHER 3081 and NHER 3077); but island is inaccessible owing to thick jungle on west and no bridges.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 June 1978.

January 2003. Visit.
Farm road cuts north arm, this constructed several years ago. The northeast corner of the moat has been widened into a pond. Ditches mostly waterfilled. Banks covered in thick bramble in some areas, and supporting mature trees. Uneven surface of interior, on which a few young trees were planted several years ago.
H.Paterson (A&E), 24 January 2003.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 2 [2].
---Archive: Heywood S. (HES). 2003. Norfolk County Council Site Visit Record - Mowles Manor moated site.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Dereham.

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