Record Details

NHER Number:11784
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moated site


The site of a possible medieval moated site, marked on the Ordnance Survey map. Saxon and medieval pottery fragments were recovered from a molehill on the site in 1976.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9631 2722
Map Sheet:TF92NE

Full description

1976. In northeast corner of field, under 'ws' of 'St Andrew's' on (S1).
Small rectangular ditched enclosure. Moat? But note it is surrounded by cropmarks of extinct drainage ditches.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 November 1976.

July 1976. Found in a molehill on the site of this cropmark in pasture.
Middle Saxon Ipswich Ware, Late Saxon Thetford Ware and medieval sherds.
Identified by P.Wade Martin and A.Rogerson (NAU).

Earthworks surveyed by [1].
See (S2) in file.

NGR corrected from original TF 9635 2723.
M. Horlock (NLA), 13 April 2003.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Undated)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TF 9627F-G, M-S.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Illustration: Yaxley, D. and Virgoe, N.. 1976. Plan of earthworks of possible medieval moated site, Ryburgh..

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