Record Details

NHER Number:12317
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval fishponds


A group of four medieval fishponds, which are thought to have been associated with St Mary's Priory, Coxford (NHER 3632), or with a medieval manorial site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8508 2841
Map Sheet:TF82NE

Full description

Fishponds (Ordnance Survey).
Said by (S1) to be the fishponds of Coxford priory.

Situated north of minor road from Dunton to East Rudham, and some 300m west of the deserted village of Broomthorpe.
An impressive group of 4 fishponds, 3 running north to south, about 38m long and 10m wide.
All hold water with rushes to north.
Banks grass covered with bramble and mature trees.
Possible remains of leats seen.
In good condition, some dead wood in water.
Site form and management agreement in file.
H. Paterson (A&E), February 1991.

May 1992. Earthwork Survey.
See short report (S2) in file and plan in file for further details. This site was included in (S3) and the earthworks are also noted in (S4).
P. Watkins (HES), 16 March 2015.


Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

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Sources and further reading

---Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 NW 3 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..
<S2>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1992. Broomsthorpe Fishponds. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S3>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 189.
<S4>Article in Serial: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 1997. A Group of Earthworks in the Tat Valley. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 492-505.

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