Record Details

NHER Number:11007
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat and windmill mound


A large oval shaped cropmark can been seen on aerial photographs of the area. This appears to be a windmill mound. However examination of the Burston tithe map shows a possible medieval moat at the same spot. It is possible that the mound was built on the site of an earlier medieval moat.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1334 8407
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

Undated cropmark seen on Ordnance Survey air photograph. Large oval shape (NCM). Wind mill marked here on (S1). Probably the edge of the mill mound.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 September 1979.

However, (S2) shows a north to south linear pond with interesting corresponding indentation in green edge, as if once a rectangular moated site. Did windmill stand on edge of a moat? See tracing of (S2) in parish file by A. Rogerson (NLA).
E. Rose (NLA), 25 June 1992.

Monument Types

  • OVAL ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS AP 73 359 029.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Map: Burston Tithe Map.

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