Record Details

NHER Number:11974
Type of record:Monument
Name:Deserted medieval settlement of Swathing

Summary

This site is part of the deserted medieval settlement of Swathing, see NHER 25910.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 986 058
Map Sheet:TF90NE
Parish:CRANWORTH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Suggested site of Swathing deserted medieval village, which was mentioned in Domesday.
Site suggested by (S1).

See (S2), this was a considerable village in Domesday which is now included in Cranworth and Letton.
Formerly wrongly numbered also under NHER 14900.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 July 1982.

Cross reference to NHER 25910, which is the more likely site of the village of Swathing.
Medieval settlement earthworks close by to east.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 May 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in serial: Allison, K. J. 1955. The Lost Villages of Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 116-162. p 141.
<S2>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.

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