Record Details

NHER Number:32774
Type of record:Monument
Name:Fair Green


A fair has been held on this green for 800 years, and is commemorated on a stone pillar. The last fair was held in 1985.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 110 795
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

Fair Green.
Site of Diss fair from 1185 to 1985 according to inscription on a stone pillar.
Now untended grassland with small play area.
E. Rose (NLA) 16 May 1997.

April 2010.
Local residents have put in a bid to buy the green.
See (S1) for further details.
H. White (NLA), 16 April 2010.

Monument Types

  • GREEN (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)
  • MARKET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MARKET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. Mystery over the future of historic town green. July.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Residents make offer for 600-year-old Fair Green. 16 April.

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