Record Details

NHER Number:31770
Type of record:Monument
Name:Field Barn, site of Santon Warren Lodge

Summary

Field Barn contains parts of Santon Lodge, a medieval warren lodge. Santon is listed as a medieval warren in old documents dating to the late 15th century. The whole of the surrounding area is marked as a warren on a map made in 1752. The boundaries of the warren were the same as those of Santon parish - earthwork banks NHER 31217 and NHER 8155 to the west and east, the modern road to northeast and the river to south.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8259 8904
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Probable site of Santon Warren Lodge.
Santon is listed as a medieval warren in (S1), although no date is given for its documentation.
Recent work by source [1] on documents relating to Thetford Priory has shown that a lodge is documented at Santon in the late 15th century.
The 1752 map of Earl of Cadogan's estate (S2) shows virtually the whole of the area as warren and a building on this spot is marked as 'Warren House'. It may be possible that there are traces of an earlier medieval warren lodge on this site, perhaps incorporated into later farm buildings.
Needs to be visited.
The boundaries of the warren were the same as those of Santon parish - earthwork banks NHER 31217 and NHER 8155 to west and east, the modern road to northeast and the river to south.
K. Sussams (SAU) 22 January 1996.

Confirmed that one wall and parts of two others of medieval lodge remain in barn.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 19 September 2001.

2008 - 2009. Breckland warrens field survey.

Monument Types

  • LODGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
---Unpublished Document: Mason, A.. The Investigation and Analysis of the Sites of the Medieval Warren Lodges in Breckland.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Bailey, M.. 1989. A marginal economy?: East Anglian Breckland in the later Middle Ages ..
<S2>Map: Skynner, T.. 1752. Map of Santon parish in the Earl of Cadogan's estate. NRO 21391.

Related records

54065Part of: Medieval to post medieval rabbit warren, Santon (Monument)
31217Related to: Earthworks of undated and post medieval banks (Monument)
61094Related to: Post medieval boundary bank at Laines Farm (Monument)
8155Related to: Probably medieval to post medieval boundary bank, perhaps a former parish boundary (Monument)

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