Record Details

NHER Number:5554
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site


A medieval moat, an attached enclosure and ditches survive as earthworks in Crow's Wood.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6566 2037
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

Crow's Wood, King's Lynn. Moat.
See (S1).

September 1979. Visit.
Ditches very wide and shallow. Not waterfilled but very boggy. Raised island, rectangular. Causeway on west. West of west side is a parallel ditch.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 September 1979..

March 1991.
Moat lies about 750m southwest of Bawsey Church. Site form (S2) in file.
H. Paterson (NAU) March 1991.

1994. Scheduled, including a dry external compartment on northeast, and a 2m berm around monument.
Schedule and description (S3) and (S4) in file.

1995. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000. Moated site with smaller attached enclosure to northeast. Other linear features may represent fragments of associated enclosures, but certainly represent enclosures functioning into early 19th century.
See report (S5) for further details and copy of plan (S6). This survey is also noted in (S7).
B. Cushion (NLA) December 1995.

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6520 A,B; TF6620 A.
---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. King's Lynn.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. Site visit notes.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF112.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF112.
<S5>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. Bawsey SMR 5554. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S6>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1995. Plan of earthworks at Bawsey SMR 5554. Film. 1:1000.
<S7>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 402.

Related records - none

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