Record Details

NHER Number:3298
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ditched motte


A mound, about 4m high and 80m in diameter, has been recorded in Keeper's Wood. This is thought to be a ditched motte with a later hollow excavated into it.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6743 2468
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

Mound in Keeper's Wood.
Keeper's wood formerly Goo's Moor. Around 3m (10 feet) high, 122m (400 feet) circumference. No ditch, badly cut into by sand quarrying - irregular shape, overgrown. Really a barrow?
P. L. K. Schwabe.

Mound marked on (S1) as a tumulus was recorded by R. R. Clarke (NCM) as a doubtful identification. When examined in summer by E. B. Green (NCM) and W. F. Milligan (NCM) they agreed doubtful as a tumulus. The top is apparently saucer shaped and there is some indication of a ditch. Could this be a motte?
E. B. Green (NCM).

(S2) calls it a siege castle. Thatcher a medieval ringwork. 4m high, 80m diameter covered in trees, flat topped with depression in centre.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 23 March 1976.

8 August 1983.
Wood too overgrown to penetrate.
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

May 1994. Scheduled area extended.
New schedule firmly describes this as a ditched motte, with a later hollow excavated into it.
Information from (S3).

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RINGWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SIEGEWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF71.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 SE 4.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Castle Rising.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXQ 10.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF71.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Castle Rising.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 260.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF71.

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