Record Details

NHER Number:4508
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat

Summary

This is the site of a medieval moat. Brick rubble, and fragment of flint walls suggest the presence of a building on the island, and some late medieval pottery fragments have also been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7404 0558
Map Sheet:TF70NW
Parish:BEACHAMWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Moat (OS).
Under plough March 1977.
North and east ditches survive as drainage dykes. Brick rubble concentrated in south half of island. Few late medieval glazed sherds. Causeway in north east corner is partly made up of pieces of flint and mortar walling ?from building on island.
A. Rogerson (NAU)

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7405 A,B,C,E,F,S-U.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 NW 12.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Beachamwell.

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