Monument record MDM 002 - Small square Medieval moat.

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The northern and western arms of small square medival moat is visible on aerial photographs, Mendham parish, only the western side survives.


Grid reference Centred TM 2768 8011 (102m by 113m)
Map sheet TM28SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Site of small square moat, W side only surviving. The 1:10560 map shows the N and E sides, the S side being formed by a field boundary now gone. Adjoins the formerly existing 'Cockers Green' (MDM 071). Site now marked by a scatter of C14-C15 pottery, lava mill stone fragments, oyster shells and a fragment of an iron key. There was a cottage (MDM 070) just outside the moated area on the N side (S1).
The northern arm of this small square moated site of probable medieval date can be seen as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s (S3, S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> (No record type): Fieldwalking report Hardy M J 1984.
  • <R1> (No record type): East Suffolk County Council, AP 29/3152.
  • <S1> (No record type): Hardy M J, 1984.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeology in Suffolk 1984, PSIA, 36, 1985, (1), 47-48.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4065-6 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1937 3197-8 18-JAN-47.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 18 2016 3:21PM

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