Record Details

NHER Number:2177
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


A possible medieval moat, now surrounding a 17th century rectory. The moat is oval in shape and filled with water, except to the west, where it has been filled in to form an entrance.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9550 3273
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

Possible moat round rectory. House is 17th century with small windows (mostly blocked) in flint gable wall patterned with diaper-work.
Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group buildings survey.
E. Rose (NAU).

Photographs of house (S1) in file.

Oval moat, water filled, surrounds house, except to the west where it has been filled in to form entrance. Widens to north as pond. Some mature trees to north, a few smaller scrubby trees. Possible earthworks noted in field between farm and church.
H. Paterson (NLA), November 1992.

Moat water filled, in excellent condition. Owner had planned to dredge, but did not proceed owing to substantial depth. He will inform if work is proposed in the future.
H. Paterson (NLA), 1 April 1998.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 590.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Snoring (Little).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: SG (2).

Related records - none

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