Record Details

NHER Number:2044
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval gallows on Martyr's Field

Summary

This is the site where Sub Prior Mileham and Gysborough were executed in 1537 for opposing the dissolution of Walsingham priory (NHER 2029). Possible human bones were found here in 1954.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 931 369
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of execution of sub prior Mileham, and Gysborough in 1537 for opposing dissolution of priory.

June 1954.
Bones (?human) found on east edge in building wall of barn. Probably no connection with executions.
See (S1).

15 January 1980 Visit.
East half of field used as allotments railway line across centre disused.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • GALLOWS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Walsingham (Little).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1954. Bones Found Near Martyrs' Field at Little Walsingham. 11 June.

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