Record Details

NHER Number:44122
Type of record:Monument
Name:Hoveton Great Broad

Summary

A bypassed broad (a flooded medieval peat cutting site), set within a large meander of the river Bure. Considerably larger in the 19th century, it now consists of a roughly C shaped area of water.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 31794 16379
Map Sheet:TG31NW
Parish:HOVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

A typical bypassed broad lying within a substantial meander of the River Bure. It consists of a roughly C-shaped area of water. The broad was considerably larger in 1840 than it is today. It was originally between 3 and 4m deep.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 20 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Williamson, T.. 2002. Report for Broads Authority.

Related records

13517Parent of: Medieval and later peat cuttings along the River Bure (Monument)
44125Part of: Hudson's Bay (Monument)

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