Hazel Hurn Moated Site, Fishponds and Associated Features

Norfolk

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Tagged With

Dovecote
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Norfolk County Council

District Council

Breckland District Council

Parish

Cranworth

Parliamentary Constituency

Mid Norfolk

Grid Reference

OV980980 (597989, 302852)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.587, 0.923003

Nearest Postcode

NR9 4AH

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Notes

The site of a medieval moat, associated fishponds and a dovecote mound in Hazel Hurn Wood. The moated island measures approximately 40 metres by 30 metres and is surrounded by a waterfilled moat up to 6 metres wide. A slightly raised platform in the northern corner of the island probably marks the site of a building. A roughly circular hollow in the eastern corner is believed to represent the remains of a pond. A low internal bank runs along the north eastern moat arm, while external banks border the north western and part of the south western arms. The island was formerly accessed via a causeway across the north eastern arm of the moat. Two hundred metres to the east is an L-shaped depression, thought to be the remains of a line of fishponds. The long axis seems to be sub-divided by low baulks into a series of ponds. A circular hollow located in the angle of the L may mark the site of an infiled pond.An earthen mound is located close to the L-shaped fishpond. It measures about 12 metres square, stands up to 2 metres high and has a 5 metre diameter depression in its top. It is believed to have been built to support a dovecote.

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