Record Details

NHER Number:31005
Type of record:Monument
Name:Haugh Ditch, surrounding an oval enclosure

Summary

This oval enclosure of land predates New Buckenham castle and town. Part of it is still surrounded by Haugh Ditch, a waterfilled ditch. It was formerly part of the Bishop's Manor of Eccles, and was transferred to D'Albini as part of the arrangements for the new castle. It was used as the town field of New Buckenham.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0939 8996
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Oval enclosure of land, western edge may follow an earlier feature.
Predates both New Buckenham castle and town (ie pre 1146). Had formerly been part of the Bishop's Manor of Eccles, and was transferred to D'Albini as part of the arrangements for the new castle. Remained subject to Eccles Manor but was used as Town Field of New Buckenham. Ditch remains in part as deep waterfilled hollow, but elsewhere has vanished.
Full description in file.
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NLA), 16 January 1995.

(S3) states that this was also known as Haugh Head and was a Hundred Court site.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 February 2007.

May 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks as described above are visible on aerial photographs (S4-S5). It has not been mapped since it lies largely to the south of the current project area.
E. Bales (NMP), 31st May 2012.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Rutledge, P.. 1994. New Buckenham: the Haugh Ditch. 31 July.
<S2>Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S3>Verbal communication: Whyte, N.. 2007. Lecture at UEA. February 24.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4120-21 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4027-8 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).

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