Record Details

NHER Number:1068
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat complex


A medieval moat and associated roadway and outer enclosure features are visible as earthworks on an aerial photograph. These features have been surveyed and other internal subdivision and platforms identified. Medieval pottery fragments and building material have been found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 989 298
Map Sheet:TF92NE

Full description

Moated site and earthworks south of Hall Farm.
Moat, rectangular, recently damaged on south side by dyking. Few medieval sherds recovered. Earthworks to north including street.
A. Rogerson (NLA).

This site was later scheduled on NAU recommendation. Earthworks to the east of field boundary are much fainter on aerial photographs, and are not scheduled. Overlay indicates that some of the earthwork pattern is outside the scheduled area.
E. Rose (NLA).

April 1995. Earthwork Survey.
Moat and associated roadway and outer enclosure features and other internal subdivision and platforms mapped at 1:1000.
Medieval roofing tile fragment found at TF 9894 2980. Medieval pottery sherd (unglazed) and medieval floor tile (whole and unworn) with slightly undercut edges with thick glaze apparently dark green, found at TF 9894 2982.
Finds identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
See (S1) for further details and plan. This site was included in (S2) and the survey is also noted in (S3).
B. Cushion (NLA) April 1995.

25 June 1996. NLA air photography.
Earthworks visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 23 August 2001.

Monument Types

  • GARDEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9829A-.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF400.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 73-244-211.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 9829G.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Norfolk Monuments Management Project File.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. Fulmodeston SMR1068. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 100.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 401.

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