Record Details

NHER Number:2715
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cley St Peter deserted medieval settlement


This is the site of the deserted medieval settlement of Cley St Peter, mentioned in the Domesday Book. The medieval parish church of St Peter burnt down in the sixteenth century and was never rebuilt.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 803 043
Map Sheet:TF80SW

Full description

Site of deserted medieval village.
Mentioned in Domesday Book; had householders in 1428.
St Peter's Church site at TF 8039 0434 (2715/context 1) marked by Ordnance Survey.
Stood against wall of Dashwood's Manor House; church burnt down in the reign of Elizabeth I, but tower remained until 18th century. See (S1) and (S2).

27 June 1980. NAU aerial photography.
Shows no real evidence of deserted medieval settlement.
Some bumps north of Hall Farmhouse seems more likely to be an old field boundary; farm covers most of area.
A ruined wall is visible where Ordnance Survey mark church site, running north from farmyard south wall, but this may be part of a demolished farm building shown on Ordnance Survey.
E. Rose 14 July (NAU) 1982.

1 May 2007.
Wooden door now missing but cellars still present.
Information from [1].
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cockley Cley.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1807. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol VI. p44.
<S2>Monograph: Bryant, J.. 1900. Norfolk Churches.. p52.

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