Record Details

NHER Number:22149
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible medieval moat, Moat Farm, Norton Corner.


An L-shaped pond, possibly part of a medieval moat, is marked on an Ordnance survey map. It was filled in in 1958 and no trace can be seen today. Observations during construction works in 1999 noted only recent features.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0978 2834
Map Sheet:TG02NE

Full description

Possible moat at Moat Farm, Norton Corner.
L-shaped pond on west and north sides of house shown on 6 inch Ordnance Survey map (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1986.

26 July 1999. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks for extention to outbuilding.
Three modern features and one undatable feature visible in footing trench. These include a include a brick-lined rectangular pit described as "for horses, carts or sheep" - which sounds something like a saw pit.
No trace of moat, which has been filled in since 1958.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 September 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 March 2015.

Mapped extent of record corrected to better reflect position of ponds shown on cartographic sources.
P. Watkins (HES), 18 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FARMYARD (building complex, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SAW PIT (excavation, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. 1999. Report on Archaeological Watching Brief at Moat Farm, Wood Dalling, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 429.

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