Record Details

NHER Number:1454
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval fishpond or mill leat

Summary

An earthwork site, probably medieval in date, is visible on aerial photographs. This may be fishpond or possibly associated with a mill site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6764 3846
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Rectangular fishpond.
?medieval fishpond.
R.R. Clarke (NCM) on (S1).

This card was confused with site NHER 1457 on a card made 20 August 1981.
However the position below the supposed mill suggests rather a mill leat.
E. Rose (NAU) 30 November 1981.

March 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks visible of a sub-rectangular sunken feature at TF 6764 3846, on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S2). It measures approximately 18m by 6.5m. This has been interpreted as a medieval fishpond or possibly as being part of a mill site further down stream (NHER 1457). It seems likely that this feature is part of a much larger site (NHER 27731), also visible as earthworks on the 1946 RAF photographs. It is also possible that the site relates to a monastic cell (NHER 1444) located in the northwest corner of Heacham Park, or possibly a manorial site.
S. Massey (NMP), 20 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LEAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

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. Heacham.
<S1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3098-9 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 6739A-B).

Related records - none

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