Record Details

NHER Number:28091
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


A small medieval homestead moat was surveyed in 1995. There is evidence of probable associated enclosures and subdivision with some later drainage features.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9976 3287
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

Single moat with raised platform. Found by local history students sponsored by Norfolk Research Committee. Remains of homestead moat. In permanent pasture and is dry.
Information from (S1). See also (S2).
R. Rickett (NAU), 6 June 1990

Site measures approx. 38m north to south, 60m east to west. Moat some 4.5m wide to east and north, narrowing to west. Possible linear depression runs to east from northwest corner of moat, and further sunken feature in field to north. Other indeterminate low earthworks in fields. Moat wet at time of visit, but filled with aquatic plants and grasses.
H. Paterson (A&E) 16 June 1993.

May 1995. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000 includes moat and associated enclosure and linear features. Possible road line and tofts. Extension of site limit.
See report (S3) for further details and copy of plan (S4). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S5).
B. Cushion (NLA) May 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Undated)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S2>Article in Serial: Barringer, J. C. and Yaxley, D. C. 1973. Fieldwork Methods in Local History. Norfolk Research Committee Newsletter and Bulletin. Series 2 No 10 pp 11-12.
<S3>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. Fulmodeston SMR 28091. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S4>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1995. Plan of earthworks at Fulmodeston SMR 28091. Film. 1:1000.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 401.

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