Record Details

NHER Number:1618
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Gnattington deserted medieval village

Summary

This area is marked as Gnattington Green on a map produced in 1631. This suggests it may be the site of Gnattington deserted medieval village. Pieces of medieval pot, tile, quern, shells and metal working debris have been recovered. An alternative interpretation is that this is the site of a medieval fair.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7206 3745
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Five roads or tracks meet on (S1).

June 1961.
Early medieval sherds, fragments of lava, tile, oyster shell, etc. found, also iron slag and foundations of chalk and flint.
Possibly vill of Gnattington, or a fairstead.
Interpretation as vill from C.H. Lewton-Braine.
Interpretation as fairstead from D. Young.

(S2) gives documentary evidence for Gnattington being in this area, streching south to the Docking road, with its manor house at East Hall. But how much of the area was built-up, and how much the area of Gnattington Manor? The area south of East Hall is marked as Gnattington Green on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 25 July 1984.

Other sites suggested previously for Gnattington are NHER 1607 and NHER 1609.
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • BUILDING? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MARKET? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 73 NW 2 [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Sedgeford.
<S1>Map: 1631. Le Strange Estate Map of Sedgeford.
<S2>Article in serial: Hammond. NARG News. Vol 37.

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