Record Details

NHER Number:4063
Type of record:Monument
Name:West Lexham shrunken village

Summary

The location of West Lexham medieval village is marked on a map of 1575. It surrounds a green just east of St Nicholas' Church (NHER 4019). No sign of the village can be seen on the ground or on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 843 171
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:LEXHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

(S1) shows medieval village of West Lexham - houses around green, as hatched areas on map.
P. Wade-Martins (NAU) 1969.

The medieval village of West Lexham was situated around a small green just east of St Nicholas' Church. The village was abandoned mostly before 1771 and has now totally vanished. Nothing visible on aerial photographs.
Information from (S2) in file.
R.J. Rickett (NAU), 17 July 1990.

The post medieval water meadow complex is now recorded separately as NHER 44222.
M. Dennis (NLA), 4 April 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 715.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Lexham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: 1575. West Lexham.
<S2>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

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