Record Details

NHER Number:21184
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


Earthworks of a possible medieval moat and a more recent undated drainage system can be seen on aerial photographs. This site is marked 'Fouldon New Hall' on Bryant's 1826 map of Norfolk.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7719 9909
Map Sheet:TL79NE

Full description

Undated (pre 1985). Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography air photograph.
Earthworks. Possible moat and adjacent linear features/ditches and drainage.
D. A. Edwards (NAU), 22 February 1985.

Only the moat is numbered as the other features are drainage still shown on (S1). If it is a moat, it would seem to have been recut as part of drainage area. Pond shown on (S1) at ?moat southwest corner seems to have gone.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 February 1985

(S2) shows the farm that stands to the north of this feature and north of this is written 'Fouldon (sic) New Hall' with a park indicated. Does this suggest the moat mark is the site of an older hall?
E. Rose (NLA), 6 June 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography. 1975. TL7799A.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.

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