Record Details

NHER Number:5965
Type of record:Monument
Name:Little Snarehill deserted settlement

Summary

This is the site of the deserted medieval settlement of Little Snarehill. Architectural fragments found on the site in the early 20th century suggest the presence of a church in the village. A warrener's lodge, shown on a map of 1740, was built on the site of the village.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 889 805
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:BRETTENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of Little Snarehill deserted village and possibly church.
Domesday Book refers to two settlements called Snarehill, see NHER 5962 for the site of Great Snarehill.
Site perhaps later occupied by warrener's lodge, shown on Martin's map of 1740, see (S1).

1904 to 1905.
Finds of architectural fragments.
See discussion in file.
E. Rose, (NAU) 25 May 1990.

January 2011. Norfolk NMP.
The site described above was not possible to discern on the available aerial photographs, although a series of linear earthworks were visible to the north, and have been recorded as NHER 54552. Cropmarks that may also be related to the site have been recorded as NHER 54550.
E. Bales (NMP), 19 Jan 2011.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LODGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1908. Some Recent Finds in Norfolk. Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany. Second Series Pt 3 pp 94-107. pp 98-99.
---Article in Serial: Harvey, J. H. 1973. Building Works by an East Anglian Priory. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt IV pp 505-510. p 505 ff.
---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol I.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Brettenham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Martin, T.. 1740. MSS map. 2.

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