Record Details

NHER Number:12158
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


A small rectangular medieval moated enclosure with inlet and outlet leats. Medieval pottery and traces of masonry have been found here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9968 3202
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

L shaped pond marked on Ordnance Survey. St Joseph says his air photographs show it to be a moat. Photocopy of photograph seen by E. Rose (NAU). This certainly does form a rectangle, and looks convincing as moat. However see NHER 12159.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 October 1982.

A moat with various abutting earthworks. Masonry was found at two points (informants sponsored by Norfolk Research Committee). Homestead moat. In permanent pasture with marshy ditches. The site is crossed by a metalled road which looks to be of later construction. No traces of a building were seen on the island. A fragment of flint walling was seen on the south side of the gateway at TF 9964 3201.
Information from (S1).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 6 June 1990.

1996. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000, highlighting moat, leats and possible smaller attached enclosure.
Medieval pottery found - Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
See report (S2) further details and copy of plan (S3). This survey is also noted in (S4).
B. Cushion (NLA), January 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 March 2015.

Local people state that Meadow Farm, which stood to the west of the moat, was 'very old with spiral chimneys and a stone carving just like a Lincoln Imp'.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 July 2002.

Monument Types

  • WALL (Unknown date)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP BKP 8, AQK 10, NAU TF 9932B,C, OS 73.244.257.
---Article in Serial: Barringer, J. C. and Yaxley, D. C. 1973. Fieldwork Methods in Local History. Norfolk Research Committee Newsletter and Bulletin. Series 2 No 10 pp 11-12.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Lunan, D.. Extracts from 'Children from the Sky'.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S2>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1996. Fulmodeston SMR12158. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S3>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1996. Plan of earthworks at Fulmodeston SMR 12158. Film. 1:1000.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 551.

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