Record Details

NHER Number:11036
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


The early 20th century Ordnance Survey map depicts a 'moat' on this site, and this is also shown in the tithe map of 1840. However, it is surrounded by a number of irregular ponds and the identification is uncertain.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1615 8142
Map Sheet:TM18SE

Full description

Moat northwest of Reading Room.
Depicted on (S1) as having a north to south arm, an east to west arm projecting west from the centre of this, and turning south at its west end. The tithe map 1840 (S2) shows this the same, except that the east to west arm projects
slightly beyond the south turn. It is surrounded by a number of irregular ponds and does not look at all convincing as a moat on the map. It has not yet been visited on the ground.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 February 1983.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Scole.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: 1840. Scole Tithe Map.

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