Record Details

NHER Number:4579
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat


A medieval sub-rectangular moat can be seen as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The ditches on the moat can be identified but are no longer filled with water. A Roman coin and a medieval token were found here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7639 0221
Map Sheet:TF70SE

Full description

1960. In turf cutting.
Antoninus of Victorinus (AD 265 to 270), probably Cohen 112.
See (S1).
Identified by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1980. Found in disturbed soil on west edge of western ditch of moated enclosure.
English copper jetton: obverse four leaves in cross, reverse long cross.
Identified by A. K. Gregory (NAU), October 1980.
A. Gregory (NAU), 29 December 1980.

Aerial photograph.
Cropmark of sub rectangular moated enclosure (adjacent to church) with entrance clearly visible as being in the northwest corner. Site previously noted on RAF photography of 1946. Size 78m north to south x 82m east to west approximately. Plotted on NAU overlay sheet for TF 70 SE, July 1979.
D. A. Edwards (NAU), 7 August 1979.

1990. Visit. Homestead moat.
The arms are dry and have a maximum depth of 1.9m and a maximum width of 12m. The island shows no evidence of a building and is level with the surrounding area in the north but is 1.5m below to the south and west.
See (S2).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 23 April 1990.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7602 A-C,E; OS 76,124,396.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-124-394.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-124-395.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 3.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Gooderstone.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Gooderstone.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1961. 1700-year-old coin is found at Gooderstone. 13 January.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SE 11; TF 70 SE 19 [2].

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