Record Details

NHER Number:29481
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat, Blackwater


The earthworks of a medieval moat, with other associated rectangular enclosures. Fragments of Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0885 2019
Map Sheet:TG02SE

Full description

1988. Air photography.
Earthworks of probable moat visible on (S1).
Located during NLA earthworks survey, January 1993.
M. Flitcroft (NLA), 12 February 1993.

February 1993. Site visited during NLA earthwork survey.
Moat like enclosure approximately 30m square abutting flood plain, with other ditched enclosures related to it and between the flood plain and a trackway, now part ploughed. A 30+m wide section abutting the trackway has been ploughed and reseeded with grass. Pottery scatter from this area, particularly on the raised areas. The whole site is known to have been ploughed at least twice in living memory.
2 greyware Roman.
2 rims unglazed medieval.
25 various unglazed medieval.
3 Grimston glazed medieval.
1 handle glazed post medieval.
B. Cushion (NLA), 4 February 1993.

26 August 1997. NLA air photography.
Earthwork visible, see (S2).
H. Clare (NLA), 29 Mar 2001.

January 2002.
Now all under pasture grazed by horses.
Earthworks easily seen, but form not easy to determine, some substantial jumps of wood construction.
H. Paterson (A&E), 16 January 2001.

NGR corrected from original TG 0890 2020.
M. Horlock (NLA), 24 March 2003.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: TG 02/R/-, BKS/NCC 3643/4.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1997. TG0820/F - G.

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