Monument record BRM 002 - Medieval moat to the east of St. Mary's Church.

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Moat, E of St Mary's church, levelled after excavation of 1967.


Grid reference Centred TM 1464 7650 (90m by 100m)
Map sheet TM17NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Moat, E of St Mary's church, levelled after excavation of 1967. This was irregular, roughly rectangular with rounded corners. Maximum internal measurements 216 feet N-S and 168 feet E-W. Ditch about 20 feet wide and 6 feet deep (S1).
Remains of a timber aisled hall 80 feet x 35 feet and traces of other structures were found by excavation. Thought to have been the C12 manor house of the manor of Davillers. Later replaced, perhaps by the moat at BRM 001. Details in (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): West S E, Brome, Suffolk, The Excavation of a Moated Site 1967, J Brit Archaeol Assoc 33, 1970, 89-1.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM17NW20.
  • <R2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 970-112, 1970.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 18 2014 2:36PM

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