Record Details

NHER Number:13513
Type of record:Monument
Name:Womack Water


A now flooded medieval peat cutting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 392 177
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Medieval peat working.
See (S1).

September 2008-September 2011. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks undertaken as part of Broadland Flood Alleviation Project (Compartment 6). These works include the excavation of a new soke dyke along the eastern side of the channel connecting Womack Water to the River Thurne.
No archaeologically significant features or deposits were exposed. As elsewhere a sequence of dark grey and brownish orange clayey silts were exposed, sealed by a thin topsoil. Close to Womack Water peat was visible beneath the clayey silts.
See report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 7 February 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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..
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Wallis, H. 2016. Womack Water to Hickling Broad, Compartment 6, Broadland Flood Alleviation Project. Monitoring of Works under Archaeological Supervision and Control. Heather Wallis. 175.

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