Record Details

NHER Number:16238
Type of record:Monument
Name:Newton Deserted Medieval Village


The site of Newton medieval village, thought to have been washed away by the sea in the late 16th century.

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Full description

Formerly to east of Gorleston, presumably washed away. See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 27 June 1980.

However, in (S2) it is stated that this stood east of Hopton; the strip of coastline that before the county boundary was changed belonged to Corton parish (now in Hopton) was in fact the western edge of Newton parish. The village would therefore have been somewhere east of this and was eroded after 1567.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 May 1983.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Reaney. 1977. Origin of English Placenames.. 19.
<S2>Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, C. 1978. The First Late Bronze Age Founder's Hoard from Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt I pp 1-18. p 4.

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