Record Details

NHER Number:3202
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moat


A surviving pond and cropmarks visible on aerial photographs suggest that there was once a medieval moat at this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 027 391
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

Possible moat at Saxlingham noted on NCM 6 inch (S1) map.
NAU aerial photographs (S2) taken in 1979 show earthworks of missing sides.
E. Rose (NAU).

October 1979. Viewed from road.
Dry ponds retained the shape shown on Ordnance Survey map (S3), and area of cropmark has large undulations, which seem to confirm identification as moat.
For further details see note [1].
E. Rose (NAU).

July 2002. Visit.
Field under head high crop of beans, access to 'pond' area impossible. Member of the public [2] said ponds are wet, and that earthworks are no longer visible in field when ploughed.
H. Paterson (A&E), 16 July 2002.

Management Statement signed 22 August 2002.
See copy (S4) in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E), 30 August 2002.

Monument Types

  • 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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Field Dalling.
<S1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: NAU. 1979. TG 0239G - J.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. Ordnance Survey 1:10,000.
<S4>Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Management Statement.

Related records - none

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