Record Details

NHER Number:11338
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site (Gibbs Manor)


A medieval moat, a hollow way and possible fishponds survive as earthworks and are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1973. The eastern side of the moat appears to have been created using a stream channel. A medieval stone wall and medieval pottery may have been associated with the use of the occupation of the moat. A prehistoric flint flake has also been found here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0029 3878
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

1973? Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Earthwork with right angled corner.
See (S1).

October 1979. Pasture.
Moat; earthwork on air photograph is of a ditch still wet, forming north and west sides. East and south arms, dry, run off these, east side running parallel with river. Raised central island. No finds in molehills.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 October 1979.

April 1985. On surface within gateway on west edge site.
One sherd medieval unglazed. Found by member of the public [1].
A. Rogerson (NAU).

4 June 1985.
Survey (S2) by members of the public [2] and [3] in file, and with notes in (S3); notes east side is old river course; also some masonry walling visible. Site of Gibbs Manor. Possible fish ponds.
E. Rose (NAU), 10 November 1986.

1993. In molehill.
Small pointed tertiary flake with fine retouch (on ventral face) on left lateral edge near proximal end.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 March 1994.

Part of this moat may be present on NHER 31536 to south.

October 2004. Visit.
Ditches dry. Hollow way distinct to east, partly filled with straw bales. Some extremely old hedges on and around site. Grazed by cattle. Erosion not substantial.
H. Paterson (A&E), 16 December 2004.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS AP 73 244 248, NAU AP TG 0038C,D.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Illustration: Dollin, B.. 1985. Field Dalling; Manor of Gibbs (site of), Norfolk.
<S3>Serial: 1986. Moated Sites Research Group Bulletin.. Vol 13.

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