Record Details

NHER Number:12178
Type of record:Monument
Name:Deserted medieval settlement, Morley St Peter


Several rectangular ditched enclosures are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The enclosures may relate to an area of deserted medieval settlement close to St Peter's Church, NHER 9134.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0652 9841
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

Pre 1970.
Cropmarks of Morley St Peter deserted medieval village claimed on St Joseph's list of air photographs at this very approximate grid reference.
Grid reference corrected from air photograph.
Several subrectangular ditched enclosures like a deserted medieval village site.
E. Rose (NAU) 10 May 1982.

April 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks and cropmarks of the probable deserted medieval village of Morley St Peter are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3).
The linear ditches and banks, probably representing field boundaries and possible settlement platforms, are centred on TM 0644 9835, and cover an area of approximately 540m by 315m.
They include an area of possible ridge and furrow, measuring 121 by 218m, centred on TM 0649 9821.
The field boundaries are visible as cropmarks on some photographs (S4), along with a number of non-archaeological features which have not been mapped.
E. Bales (NMP), 09 April 2012.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 PART II 6070-71 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: CUCAP BER 9, NAU TM0698A.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D. A. (NLA). 1988. NHER TG 0698B-E (NLA 196/DUY9-12) 19-FEB-1988.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 19XX. CUCAP (V-DF 44-5) XX-XXX-19XX (CUCAP).

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