Record Details

NHER Number:11319
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


Cropmarks of a possible medieval moat can be seen on aerial photographs. Metal detecting has recovered Roman, medieval and post medieval finds and three Roman coins.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 94 37
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

1975 or before. Ordnance Survey air photograph.
Cropmarks of moated site = Context 1 centred on grid reference.
A. Gregory (NAU), 1975.

1987 to 1989. Metal detecting. Over cropmark and rest of field. Context 2.
Three Roman coins. See coin list in file.
Two bronze pins or tongues from buckles with moulded collars. 14th century.
Gilt bronze rectangular buckle plate with five rivet holes, medieval.
D shaped bronze buckle, bar missing, cast decoration on frame, 13th century.
Shoe buckle, 16th century, bronze.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), February 1989.

January 2017. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavation of open cut pipe trench (Trench 1).
This trench revealed no archaeologically significant features or deposits. The majority of the trench had been heavily disturbed by modern services. The lowest deposit exposed was a dark grey alluvial silt.
No finds were recovered.
See report (S1) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 5 February 2018.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS AP 70 008 186; TF9437 H-P.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Browne, D. and Haskins, A. 2017. Westgate, Walsingham, Norfolk. Archaeological Monitoring Report. Oxford Archaeology East. 2043.

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