Record Details

NHER Number:10457
Type of record:Monument
Name:Washingford deserted medieval settlement


The earthworks of the medieval village of Washingford, including a possible hollow way and housing platforms. The area is now pasture land.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3342 9921
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

Site of Washingford Village (Ordnance Survey).
Mentioned in Domesday.
Wrongly identified with Mundford by (S1); Ordnance Survey.

Reported June 1980.
Field immediately west of that marked by Ordnance Survey (Provisional Edition 6 inch) as site of Washingford Village.
Earthworks; details and plan to follow.
Information from [1].
A. Gregory (NAU), 22 July 1980.

January 2001. Visited.
Earthworks more marked in west. Possible hollow way and house platforms running northwest to southeast. Good grass cover except for 'tractor track' across centre, partly covered with hogging after exceptionally wet weather. Grazed by cattle in the summer months.
H. Paterson (A&E), 1 February 2001.

February 2001.
Management statement (S2) signed 7 February 2001.
H. Paterson (A&E), 13 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EARTHWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NW 4.
---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. Sisland.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
<S2>Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Management Statement.

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