Record Details

NHER Number:25494
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wolterton deserted medieval village

Summary

A map of 1733 at Wolterton Hall shows houses arranged around a green immediately north of the church. This shows that village was here rather than on the site of the hall. Wolterton village was mentioned in Domesday and the Nomina Villarum. It had ten taxpayers in 1329, 17 in 1332, and 37 in 1377. Fieldwalking and metal detecting here during 1990 and 1999 recovered Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds along with medieval and post medieval metalwork and coins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 16 32
Map Sheet:TG13SE
Parish:WICKMERE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Map of 1733 at Wolterton Hall shows houses arranged around a green immediately north of the church, according to informant. This shows that village was here rather than on the site of the hall. Mentioned in Domesday and Nomina Villarum; ten taxpayers in 1329, 17 in 1332, 37 in 1377; field still open in 1638; park made 1725 (Information from Ordance Survey).
E. Rose (NAU) 11 October 1989.

March 1990. Fieldwalking.
Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds. Medieval tile.
Hollow way noted.
See lists and plan in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 31 October 1990.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
See Field Record in File.
Cross reference NHER 25874.
NCM identifications to follow.
Mixed with finds from NHER 25874.
D. Gurney (NLA) 5 March 1999.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
Two medieval and two post medieval coins.
Medieval mount from ?cross or book, (S1).
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 January 2000.

March 2002.
Under grass, grazed by sheep/cattle. Small trees planted, with post and rail guards, running north from west of ruined church, forming an avenue from hall.
H. Paterson (A&E) 18 March 2002.

Section 17 Management Statement signed.
See copy in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1631AL - AN, AS.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1999. Drawing of a medieval mount from cross or book.. Paper. 1:1.

Related records

34945Related to: Multi-period finds (Find Spot)
25874Related to: Undated well and multi-period pottery sherds (Monument)

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