Record Details

NHER Number:8838
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site west of Reymerston


The remains of a probable medieval moated site. Only the surrounding ditch can be seen today. In 2007 an Early/Middle Bronze Age chisel was recovered by metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 00 05
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

Medieval moated site, possibly of Calveley Hall? Deep but irregular, it encloses a fairly large area. Causeway to the northwest is probably not original. Causeway on south side has a low flanking wall of flint and chalk on west side and traces of same on east side. There are hints of foundations in south part of enclosure. At north end of enclosure another ditch extends about two thirds of way across. Its purpose is uncertain.
(M. W. Thompson, 24 November 1959, on Ancient Monuments shedule form (Norfolk County number 275). (S1)).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Mounds and ditches in field to northwest. Information from farmer. Legend of silver cradle buried beneath stone slab.
E. Rose (NAU).

Found by moat (?) on the way to Southburgh in about 1924. Axehammer. On Denblys Farm.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Source states that if this was the original site of Calvelly Hall it was alienated from the manor demesne by the late 18th century. Not part of the manor on Tithe map of 1840 and no apparent exchange of land at the Enclosure, though there is no surviving map for this.
E. Rose (NLA), 8 December 1995.

Before 16 March 2007. Metal detecting.
Early/ Middle Bronze Age flanged chisel, (S3).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AXE HAMMER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CHISEL (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

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 - Neolithic. Garveston (Reymerston).
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Garveston.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF253.
<S2>Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of an Early/Middle Bronze Age flanged chisel.. Film. 2:1.

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