Record Details

NHER Number:13507
Type of record:Monument
Name:Horsey Mere and Brayden Marshes


Horsey Mere was formed by medieval clay and peat extraction. It is the most brackish broad in Broadland.

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Grid Reference:TG 448 226
Map Sheet:TG42SW

Full description

Medieval peat workings.
See (S1).

Horsey Mere, due to its proximity to the sea, is the most brackish in Broadland. It is embanked, is directly connected to the Waxham New Cut and forms part of the high-level drainage system, its waters standing 0.6m or more above the level of the surrounding marshes. Its basin is shallow - less than 2m - and it may have been created by the extraction of clay as well as peat.
See (S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • CLAY PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Williamson, T.. 2002. Report for Broads Authority.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Lambert, J.M. & Jennings, J.N.. 1960. The Making of the Broads: A Reconsideration of their Origin in the Light of New Evidence..

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