Record Details

NHER Number:8246
Type of record:Monument
Name:Dairy Plantation, site of a medieval moat


Earthworks of a square medieval moat and an associated ditch are present in woodland and have been noted on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3856 2692
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

January 1981. Visit.
Moat. Well preserved, square, waterfilled. Ditches fairly wide and straight-edged. Causeway on south. Lightly wooded.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 January 1981.

March 2004. Norfolk NMP
Earthwork remains of a square medieval moat and an associated ditch are visible on RAF aerial photographs (S1)-(S2). The west and east sides of the moat can be seen on the aerial photographs, with the ditches returning along the north and south sides. However, due to the tree cover the central parts of the north and south sides were not clearly visible (S1). The moat encloses an area of approximately 35m x 35m. To the north of the moat is a north to south aligned ditch, running parallel to the modern road (S2). NLA oblique aerial photographs do not show any details of the site due to the tree cover (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 25 March 2004.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Management Statement.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 32 NE 7.
---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. Ingham.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6112 (F43) 0181-2 01-JAN-1964 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72111 075-6 02-MAY-1972.
<S3>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1984. SMR TG 3826A-B (NLA 155/AXR1-2) 17-JUL-1984.

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