Record Details

NHER Number:18262
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat

Summary

A possible medieval moat has been recorded east of Marlingford Hall. It has been suggested this is the site of an earlier hall. Metal detecting and fieldwalking have recovered pieces of 14th to 15th century pottery, undated lead waste, a bronze handle, a rim fragment from a small cauldron and a possible casket mount.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 12 08
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:MARLINGFORD, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1982. Island east of Marlingford Hall.
Referred to as moat by occupants of hall and 'site of first hall'.
Information from [1] to E. Rose (NAU).

Moated site is supposed to be that to north of Hall. Are these just river backwaters or another moat?
E. Rose (NAU).

Found in fieldwalking and with metal detector.
14th to 15th century sherds including late medieval/transitional.
Lead waste.
Bronze handle.
Rim fragment from small cauldron.
Fragment of sheet bronze decorated with stiff leaf (casket mount?).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and W. Milligan (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 June 1982.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOX (Undated)
  • CAULDRON (Undated)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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