Record Details

NHER Number:11926
Type of record:Monument
Name:Hargham deserted medieval village (Hargham 24)


This is the site of the old medieval settlement mentioned in the Domesday Book, and possible evidence for structures in the form of earthworks and cropmarks have been noted. In 1979 the location was visited and it was found that only one house was positioned here. A number of finds have been made in the surrounding area, including an Iron Age coin and several sherds of medieval and post medieval pottery, with fragments of Grimston Ware and Glazed Red Earthenware being identified.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM09SW

Full description

Possible earthworks and cropmarks.

Iron Age coin said to have been found.
See list in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 November 1983.

Winter 1992/1993. Fieldwalking.
Medieval, post medieval sherds.
See full lists of finds, site plans (S1), conditions etc. in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 April 1993.

Two more medieval sherds. Details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 May 1994.

10 July 1996.
?Early Neolithic rim sherd from mole-hill.
See list and sketch plan in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 September 1999.

December 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of the probable deserted medieval settlement of Hargham are visible on aerial photographs (S2-S10) in the vicinity of Hargham Hall Farm. The earthworks are centred on TM 0204 9177 and consist of a number of ditched enclosures or possible tofts, as well as more than one possible house platform or croft, the most north-easterly of which is centred on TM 022 9187 and measures approximately 27m by 23m. There are a number of earthwork undulations visible within this field, and it is possible that more of these may be archaeological than have been mapped, as it was difficult to distinguish between archaeology and natural undulations in places.
A further linear ditch cropmark which may or may not be related to the site is visible as a cropmark on later photographs (S11), to the west of the site at TM 0162 9165, but possibly related to it.
E. Ford (NMP), 4 December 2012.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Davison, A. and Cushion, B. 1999. The Archaeology of the Hargham Estate. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 257-274.
---Article in Serial: Davison, A. 1972. Some Aspects of the Agrarian History of Hargham and Snetterton as revealed in the Buxton MSS. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt III pp 335-355. pp 335 ff.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Davison, A.J.. 1993. Hargham fieldwalking.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6214-5 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6249-50 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2379-80 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 3107-8 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4061-2 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: NCC. 1978. NHER TM 0191 A-B (021-78-001-2) xx-xxx-1978.
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: NCC. 1978. NHER TM 0291 A-C (021-78-003-5) xx-xxx-1978.
<S9>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D. A. (NLA). 1984. TM0191H-J (NLA149/AWU12-13) 27-APR-1984.
<S10>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 1651-2 06-AUG-1988.
<S11>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Getmapping Aerial Photography. 2005. Getmapping plc xx-xxx-2005 (Google Earth TM 0160 9167).

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