Record Details

NHER Number:9944
Type of record:Monument
Name:Remains of medieval moated site within a deer park


The earthworks and outline of a moat can be seen on aerial photographs of this site from 1993. This is thought to be at the centre of a medieval deer park (NHER 52767), possibly a hunting lodge and manor house for the D'Albinis. The ruins of Lower Park Farm can also be seen here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1115 9818
Map Sheet:TM19NW

Full description

Moat marked on Ordnance Survey - centre of medieval park. [1].
Hunting lodge and manor house for D'Albinis. [2].
E. Rose.

6 August 1993. NLA aerial photography.
Ruins of Lower Park Farm to be seen.
Also earthworks/outline of moat can be determined through the trees.
Compiled by H. Clare (NLA), 5 February 2001.

(S1) however stated that Silfield Park is based on a small castle taken out of the common waste. (S1) also states that this was a slip of the tongue for New Buckenham park.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 April 2006.

A hunting lodge is depicted in this approximate location on a map of c.1175.
See (S2) for further details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16 April 2009.

March 2012. Norfolk NMP.
The remains of this moated site were visible on aerial photographs assessed as part of the NMP mapping, for example (S3), but as no detail additional to that provided by the modern Ordnance Survey mapping was identified, no mapping was undertaken of the site.
S. Horlock (NMP), 07 March 2012.

Monument Types

  • CASTLE? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • HUNTING LODGE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM1198A-F.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 1198/G-L.
---Aerial Photograph: TG1198/ G-L.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 19 NW 4 [2].
---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. Wymondham.
<S1>*Verbal Communication: Liddiard, R.. 2006. Lecture at Cambridge. March.
<S2>Publication: Cattermole, P.. 2007. Wymondham Abbey. P 161-2. p 10.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1387-8 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).

Related records

9945Related to: Cropmarks of possible medieval deer park and boundary (Monument)
52767Related to: Site of medieval deer park known as Oxehaghe (Monument)

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