Record Details

NHER Number:15760
Type of record:Monument
Name:Fishponds of possible medieval date


A complex of fishponds connected by a series of channels is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The fishponds are locally thought to have been for breeding eels, and they may date back to the medieval period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 5299 9367
Map Sheet:TL59SW

Full description

1976. Seen on air photographs.
Complex of ponds and interconnected water channels.
Ground visit found most filled in, three remained maximum depth 2.1m and width 11m.
Local informants stated these were eel ponds for breeding eels for eating. Possibly of medieval origin.
Information from (S1).

List of air photographs in file.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF 58 6572 F21 155-6 F22 154-5, OS 76 126 326-27, Allen TL 5393A-L.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 59 SW 10.

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