Record Details

NHER Number:16534
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roxham deserted medieval settlement


The site of Roxham medieval village, deserted by the 16th century. No buildings remain, but from the air cropmarks are visible of roadways, enclosures and building plots.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6385 9979
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

22 June 1975. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Positive cropmarks.
Two linear sub-circular enclosures.
D. Voisey (NAU), 2 march 1995.

Ordnance Survey air photograph; NLA Air photography (flight 317).
Linear cropmarks and possible small enclosures north of Roxham Farm.
J. Bown (NAU), 8 September 1980.

Drawout suggests possible connection with Roxham deserted village.
See 6 inch and 1:2500 overlays; County Series maps 69/14, 69/10.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 September 1980 (air photograph not seen).

1992 aerial photograph extends the area to the south of the track and includes roadways between plots.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 October 1994.

The settlement of Roxham is mentioned in Domesday and according to (S1) disputes over enclosures are recorded in 1653. It is marked on Faden's map of 1797 (S2) as being around Roxham Farm (TL 638 997). Although Roxham once had its own church this had been abandoned by the 16th century and its exact location is now unknown. At present the only evidence for the site of the church is a schematic map of 1566 which places it somewhere in the general vicinity of Roxham Farm. See NHER 4464 for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 20 September 2017.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS AP 357 76101. TF6399 D-F, TL 6399 C-F.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-195.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-196.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 69 NW 1a; TL 69 NW 2b [2].
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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