Record Details

NHER Number:11034
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


A possible medieval moat here was flattened during drainage works. A spread of post medieval and modern brick rubble and dark soil was noted within the moat and three fragments of medieval pottery were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1755 8130
Map Sheet:TM18SE

Full description

Moat at High Common.
Marked on (S1) as one north to south arm with east to west arm running west from its centre.

January 1982.
Levelling and insertion of land drains. Visited after work carried out and no sign of earthworks. Spread of brick rubble, post medieval and modern, and dark soil within area north of ditch on map (east to west ditch). Seen under very poor weather conditions. Three medieval unglazed sherds and two post medieval glazed.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 5 January 1982.

(S2) refers to site as the Squire's House pulled down around 1825 on (S3) as White House.
Information from [1] via E. B. Green (NCM) 1982.
Sent to NAU November 1988.

Ordnance Survey claim this is not a moat - merely a T shaped pond, linked to drainage ditches.
Information from (S4).
M. D. Leah (NAU), 20 December 1990.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 18 SE 6.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Scole.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Monograph: Dix, H.. 1850?. Memories of Dickleburgh..
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S4>Archive: National Archaeological Record.

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