|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Rollesby Broad complex|
A series of medieval peat cuttings, which flooded in the late medieval and post medieval periods to form broads. The complex is shown on Saxton's map of 1574.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 462 148|
|Parish:||FILBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|FLEGGBURGH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|ORMESBY ST MICHAEL, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
|ROLLESBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
Rollesby Broad, both Ormesby Broads, Filby Broad, Lily Broad, and Little Broad (Burgh Common).
Medieval peat workings; note parish boundaries and roads crossing on causeways.
The broads are separated from each other by banks of uncut peat, suggesting that they were worked independently and later linked.
See (S1) and (S2).
- PEAT CUTTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TG4613 H,J. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Bid to protect Trinity Broads. 19 January. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Map: Saxton, C. 1689. The County of Norfolk. |
|<S1>||Monograph: Lambert, J.M. & Jennings, J.N.. 1960. The Making of the Broads: A Reconsideration of their Origin in the Light of New Evidence.. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1997. The Norfolk Broads: a landscape history.. |
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