|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Possible site of medieval hermitage|
This is the possible site of a medieval hermitage, which was established in the village by the late 12th century. However, an alternative site for the hermitage is at NHER 32958.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 5962 0293|
|Parish:||DOWNHAM WEST, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Alleged site of hermitage in reign of King John (1199 to 1216).
This is in fact taken from (S2), where he states that the hermitage existed before this date; he simply quotes documents from the reign of King John.
However source  states that he believes the bridge used to be some distance further north, opposite the site of Bridge Farm. He bases this on maps such as Speed and Darby, but these are not always accurate as to detail. The bridge was in its present position on (S3).
E. Rose (NLA) 10 July 1997.
There is however some case for the bridge and hermitage having been further north, see discussion under NHER 32958.
E. Rose (NLA) 26 September 1997.
- HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS) (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>||Archive: Bolingbroke Collection. |
|<S2>||Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown. |
|<S3>||Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797. |
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