Record Details

NHER Number:17893
Type of record:Monument
Name:Little Carbrooke deserted medieval village

Summary

Earthworks of Little Carbrooke deserted medieval village have been reported in this field. There are remains of a trackway leading to a ford across a small stream, but no other obvious remains. Examination of the contents of molehills produced no finds. It is unclear if the settlement belonging to Little Carbrooke church was located here.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 935 018
Map Sheet:TF90SW
Parish:CARBROOKE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Earthworks, said locally to be site of Little Carbrooke deserted medieval village. Visited at request of landowner in advance of bulldozing for drainage. At east end of field is a slightly sunken roadway, grassed, apparently leading to a ford. It used to follow the parish boundary southwards. At west end field the portion of parish boundary marked on (S1) as not following the field boundary runs along an old watercourse. But otherwise the 'earthworks' seem to be only hillwash, drainage and dredgings; amorphous humps and bumps. No finds in many molehills.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1982.

Field is Church Meadow on (S2). Road and ford not marked. Informant reports seeing 'timbers in river' in 1979 here, but not seen by E.Rose on above visit.

Monument Types

  • EARTHWORK (Unknown date)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: 1840. Carbrooke Tithe Map.

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