Record Details

NHER Number:54025
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of deserted medieval village


The land surrounding Palgrave Hall (NHER 4165) marks the site of the deserted medieval village. The remnants of the medieval chapel and ridge and furrow associated with this settlement have been recorded in this area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8331 1335
Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Marks site of deserted medieval village. (S1) said the chapel site was well known, and in 1972 the house owner told the Ordnance Survey inspectors it was at the west end of the farmyard, but they found no evidence. They did see ridge and furrow to south. St Joseph's aerial photography (undated (Unit reference TF8313A-B)) shows ditched enclosures in field to south and southwest.
E. Rose (NAU).

This site was originally incorrectly included under Palgrave Hall (NHER 4165).
Also see (S2) and (S3).
S. Howard (NLA), 28 April 2010.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8313 A,C-V,AD-AK.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol I.
<S2>Article in monograph: Wade-Martins, P., Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 1982. Some Deserted Village Sites in Norfolk: VI. Great Palgrave. Trowse, Horning, Deserted Medieval Villages. East Anglian Arch. No 14. pp 78-83. p 80.
<S3>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51.

Related records - none

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