Record Details

NHER Number:32589
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Otterynghythe deserted medieval settlement


It is thought that this may be the site of Otteringhythe deserted medieval settment. Otteringhythe is known to have had a church, by no traces of this have been recorded. Fieldwalking in 1997 recovered a small number of sherds, comprising one prehistoric sherd and two medieval. Metal detecting in 2000 recovered three post medieval tokens, a Roman brooch and a number of medieval and post medieval metal finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 80 87
Map Sheet:TL88NW

Full description

28 January 1997. Fieldwalking of land between river and railway. According to source [1] this is the site of Otteringhythe deserted village, and not Methwold Hythe as previously supposed. A church is recorded at Otteringhythe but no traces of this were found. (see also NHER 22053, with extract from Batcock.)

Three sherds recovered; two unglazed medieval, one handmade prehistoric, perhaps Iron Age.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) - compare adjacent site NHER 5618.
Finds in NCM.

Evidence for village site is in (S1).
Plan in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 April 1997.

For an earlier inkling of the same theory see (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 14 February 2000.

Before May 2000. Metal detecting.
Three post medieval tokens.
Roman brooch.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in Serial: Dymond, D. 1998. A Misplaced Doomsday Vill: Otringhythe and Bromehill. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 161-168. p 161.
<S2>Article in Serial: Coulton, J. J. 1895. Names on the Wissey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XII pp 13-24. p 19.

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