Record Details

NHER Number:20600
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Ashby deserted medieval village


Ashby was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a small settlement within Snetterton. However, it was not recorded in the Nomina Villarum 1316 or later as a settlement. The exact location of this deserted medieval village is disputed. The former church of St Andrew's (NHER 9038) has been suggested as the parish church for this settlement, but this has yet to be corroborated.

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Full description

Ashby mentioned in Domesday Book as small settlement within Snetterton, but not recorded in Nomina Villarum 1316 or later as a settlement. (S1) states that St Andrew's Church site (NHER 9038) was parish church but this is debateable. (S2) argues from place names such as Ashby Pits etc. that village lay in grid squares TM 00 90 to TM 01 91, but no evidence for exact location.
E. Rose (NAU) 31 August 1984.

Monument Types

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

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Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.
<S2>Article in serial: Davison, A. 1972. Some Aspects of the Agrarian History of Hargham and Snetterton as revealed in the Buxton MSS. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt III pp 335-355. p 340 ff.

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