Record Details

NHER Number:5554
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site


A medieval moat, an attached enclosure and ditches survive as earthworks in Crow's Wood.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6566 2037
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

Crow's Wood, King's Lynn. Moat.
See (S1).

September 1979. Visit.
Ditches very wide and shallow. Not waterfilled but very boggy. Raised island, rectangular. Causeway on west. West of west side is a parallel ditch.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 September 1979..

March 1991.
Moat lies about 750m southwest of Bawsey Church. Site form (S2) in file.
H. Paterson (NAU) March 1991.

1994. Scheduled, including a dry external compartment on northeast, and a 2m berm around monument.
Schedule and description (S3) in file.

1995. Earthwork survey.
Moated site with smaller attached enclosure to northeast. Other linear features may represent fragments of associated enclosures, but certainly represent enclosures functioning into early 19th century.
Plot at 1:1000 and report (S4) in file.
B. Cushion (NLA) December 1995.

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6520 A,B; TF6620 A.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 402.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. King's Lynn.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. Site visit notes.
<S3>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. 1994. Schedule Report.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Cushion, B.. 1995. Bawsey SMR 5554.

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