Record Details

NHER Number:3405
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of deserted medieval settlement of Glorestorp, East Winch Road


This is the site of the medieval settlement of Glorestorp, mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the 14th century the settlement is recorded as having a manor house and two watermills. A post medieval brick house that stood on the site was demolished in 1975.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6950 1821
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Preserves name of Glorestorp (in Domesday Book and Nomina Villarum)
Note by R.R. Clarke (NCM).

In 1320 a manor house (on this site?), 100 acres of common arable, 12 acres meadow, 8 of pasture, 4 acres of illegible, and 2 watermills were noted in Glorestorp.
Information from (S1).

The house has now been demolished. Described as 'a lovely old brick house', it was pulled down in about 1975 by owner and even the foundations rooted out. Site now a carbreakers yard.
Information to E. Rose (NAU) 17 June 1981.

September 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
The cropmarks recorded as NHER 16291 may mark the larger extent of the deserted medieval village of Glorestorp.
M. Dennis (NLA), 20 September 2007.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WATERMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Nomina Villarum.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Brown, P (ed.). 1984. Domesday Book: Norfolk. Parts 1 and 2.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Leziate.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 NE 3b.

Related records

50827Parent of: Cropmarks of enclosures relating to the settlement of Glosthorpe (Monument)
16291Parent of: Cropmarks of probable medieval settlement (Monument)
50828Parent of: Cropmarks of rectilinear enclosures, possibly a medieval to post medieval croft (Monument)

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