Record Details

NHER Number:11732
Type of record:Monument
Name:Whimpwell deserted medieval village


The vill of Whimpwell is mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086. By the 18th century it had been deserted and today its location is unknown. It was not situated where the modern hamlets of Whimpwell Green and Whimpwell Street are and it is possible that its site has been lost to coastal erosion.

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Full description

Mentioned in Domesday Book (S1). (S2) records it as 'vanished'.

The present villages of Whimpwell Green and Street are not the original site. It was possibly further to northeast and has been lost in coastal erosion.
Information from (S3).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Brown, P (ed.). 1984. Domesday Book: Norfolk. Parts 1 and 2.
<S2>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.
<S3>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

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