Record Details

NHER Number:9135
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval deer park


The curving parish boundary between Besthorpe and Morley as well as several field boundaries are suggestive of a medieval deer park boundary.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0585 9760
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

Parish boundary between Morley and Besthorpe, and field boundaries, indicate a possible park boundary.
E. Rose (NAU).

May 2012. Norfolk NMP.
The curving field boundaries described above are clearly visible on the aerial photographs consulted (S1-S3), and earthworks have been recorded to the east, within the grounds of Morley Old Hall (NHER 54743). However, there was no direct evidence for the park pale itself visible on the aerial photographs.
E. Bales (NMP), 15 May 2012.

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PARISH BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PARK PALE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Morley.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6071-2 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1130-31 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1378-9 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).

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