Record Details

NHER Number:5630
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval cistern


In 1955 foundations of a rectangular structure were discovered near to the Old Rectory. It may be the remains of a possible medieval water cistern, although no objects were found in association.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7781 8807
Map Sheet:TL78NE

Full description

October 1955.
South side of Old Rectory and about 30 yds away.
Foundations of rectangular structure found and partly excavated by occupant. Floor of interior very even and hard - appears to be cement or mortar with ash mixed with it. Sides have traces of cement lining about 3/16 inch thick. Possibly water cistern. No associated objects but H. Tyrrell-Green suggests possible Norman date from regular courses of flint.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Compare with Poringland NHER 4699.
E. Rose (NAU).

Sketch plans (S1) in the Illustration Library.

Monument Types

  • CISTERN (Unknown date)
  • CISTERN (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Weeting.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1955. Sketch plans of the foundations in the gardern of the Old Rectory, Weeting.. Paper. Unknown.

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