Record Details

NHER Number:7182
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval moated site


A possible medieval moat is visible on 20th century Ordnance Survey maps. It partly survives as ponds and a marshy area. There are reports that the remains of a building have been found on the internal platform during ploughing. Metal detecting on the site has recovered part of a medieval cauldron and two post medieval jettons.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9108 2484
Map Sheet:TF92SW

Full description

Moat on (S1), 1953.
E. Rose (NAU).

Only fragments of this homestead moat survive. Originally in the form of a truncated triangle, most of the north part has now gone and a farm pond may be the sole remaining piece. The western arm has been narrowed by adjacent ploughing whilst still holding water. A marshy tract marks part of the east arm. [1] said that before blackcurrant bushes were planted on the island the outline of a building could be traced in the plough, but this can no longer be identified.
Neither moat nor building shown on (S2).
Information from (S3).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 7 June 1990.

October 1990.
(S4) depicts west arm of moat with central gap, and stub of south arm adjoining on (S1) and (S5). Still correct; no trace of outer earthworks. Odd pond like feature running diagonally southwest to northeast across line of south arm looks like part of a moat itself, but now impossible to tell on surface how it relates to remainder.
E. Rose (NLA), 14 February 1991.

November 1997. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval jettons.
One medieval cauldron foot.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies and H.Geake (NCM), November 1997.
K. Sussams (NCM), 2 January 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9124 C-D, F.
---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. Colkirk.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: 1840. Colkirk Tithe Map.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1985. Ordnance Survey 1:10,000.
<S5>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

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