Record Details

NHER Number:11033
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat and multi period pottery


A moat on this site has been recorded on maps and subject to geophysical and fieldwalking investigation by NAU. Some parts of the moat remain, and Roman pottery sherds, medieval and post medieval pottery and ceramic buildings material have been recovered from the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1629 8104
Map Sheet:TM18SE

Full description

Moat (OS) north of school. Depicted on (S1) as having an irregular north arm running east to west and an east arm running north to south. Tithe map 1840 (S2) shows a west arm also, and three long projections from the north arm, thus making an H-shape with additional central stroke. Unusual shape for moat. Not yet visited on ground.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 February 1983.

14 January 1994. Site visit.
Moat shown on (S1) now gone, but undulation suggests island and moat. Recently cultivated.
Fieldwalking conditions poor. Dense scatter of brick/tile fragments, plus some stone, animal bone and pot (medieval and post medieval).
See list in secondary file.
One possible Roman sherd.
D. Gurney (NLA), 17 January 1994.

April 1994. Geophysical Survey, Auger Survey and Trial Trench.
Evaluation of area proposed for disposal of surplus material as part of the construction of the Scole-Dickleburgh Road Improvement.
Intial geophysical survey of moat, followed by auger survey and excavation of single trial trench. Documentary research revealed map showing house inside moat in early 19th century but with south arm missing. South arm not found in 1994 investigation.
See reports (S3) and (S4) for further details. See NHER 29520 for results of fieldwalking survey of surround land. The results of this work are also summarised in (S5) and (S6).
S. Bates (NAU), 22 April 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2015.

Area of moat excluded from topsoil stripping and soil dumping operations, thereby allowing preservation in situ of the remains seen in evaluation. The probable end result will be the deeper burial of the site, as some dumping of topsoil/levelling is inevitable.
D.Gurney (NLA), 18 August 1994.

In the event the site was covered by an 'amenity bund' under which the earthworks should remain.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 18 SE 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. and Tester, A. 1993. Report of Fieldwork in Norfolk and Suffolk on the Scole-Dickleburgh Road Improvement. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 43.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Emery, P. 1992. Report of the Archaeological Evaluation of the Scole-Dickleburgh Road Improvement. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 41.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Dickleburgh.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: 1840. Scole Tithe Map.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. 1994. Report on Evaluation. Plot CT5, Thelveton Estate. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 92.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: [Unknown]. 1994. Geophysical Survey. Thelveton. Geophysical Surveys of Bradford. 94/27.
<S5>Article in Serial: Nenk, B. S., Margeson, S. and Hurley, M. 1995. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1994. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXIX pp 180-293.
<S6>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239.

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