Record Details

NHER Number:1923
Type of record:Monument
Name:Great Barwick deserted medieval village


Earthworks and a flint building of Great Barwick deserted medieval village were reported here in the 1980s. The village is described in the Doomsday Book and can be seen on early maps but a visit in 1991 could find no standing earthworks. This is probably the site of the village but there are no clear archaeological remains left.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8073 3512
Map Sheet:TF83NW

Full description

Context 1: Flint building reported about here. Field probably site of Great Barwick.(only one parishioner in 1511 (S1)) - in Domesday, Nomina Villarum.
See detailed discussion in (S2) for early history of village - 'Great' is a late addition to the name.
For church see NHER 1925.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 February 1985.

1:10 000 Ordnance Survey map shows village earthworks extending to each side.
E. Rose (NAU), 19 October 1990.

See Ordnance Survey description in file.
Ordnance Survey Records.
R.J.Rickett (NAU), 18 July 1990.

No discernible earthworks.
H. Paterson (A & E) 1991.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 83 NW 5 [2].
---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. Barwick.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1809. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol X. 375.
<S2>Article in Serial: Beckett, G. 1984. The Barwicks: One Lost Village or Two?. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt I pp 51-53.

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