Record Details

NHER Number:9230
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


This area is marked as 'Island House' and 'moat' on early maps. The site was destroyed between 1939 and 1945 when the airfield (NHER 9235) was built.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0848 9361
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

17 November 1976. Visit.
Site marked as 'Island House' by Ordnance Survey in (S1), and as 'moat' on (S2).
Destroyed 1939 to 1945 in building airfield, when perimeter track was carried right across site.
No traces remain either side of this.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 November 1976.

June 2012. Norfolk NMP.
This area was examined as part of the National Mapping Programme, but none of the available aerial photographs were of a date early enough to show the moat in existence.
E. Bales (NMP), 7th June 2012.

Monument Types

  • MOAT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---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. Buckenham (Old).
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

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