|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Panworth deserted medieval settlement|
This is the site of the deserted medieval settlement of Panworth, mentioned in the Domesday Book, but which does not appear on a map of 1581. The earthworks of the former manor, moat and houses are visible on the ground. Part of the moat appears to have been made out of the Panworth Ditch (NHER 1082).
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 8968 0479|
|Parish:||ASHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Site of. In Domesday Book, but not on map of 1581. Hall stood at grid ref (4708/context 1) not all area scheduled. Moat fragment is just a pond now, but contracts at its centre to pass under ruins of brick bridge of 17th or 18th century date. Scheduled area earthworks are excellent, some up to 1m high, and including clear house-squares. Stream divides these from other features to east that resemble pits or hollows.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 April 1978.
Moat seems to have been made from ditch of Panworth Ditch. See (S1), (S2), (S3) and (S4)
E. Rose (NAU)
Map of 1581 (copy NLA) shows site of hall as "Scite of Mannor" with an "asheyard" to west, and the bridge apparently depicted as crossing a moat on the north. To the southeast is a "dovehowse" and to the west a cottage marked as tenement.
See  for original text.
E.Rose (NLA) 30 November 1994, updated D. Robertson (HES), 8 October 2013.
Copy of Ancient Monument details in file.
- DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF8904 A, = RAF V3GTUGUK52 5208, TF8904 B-J,K-L,S,T. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF8904/U,V. |
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Ashill. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Article in serial: Reid, A. and Wade-Martins, P. 1980. A Re-examination of the Panworth Ditch, Ashill. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt III pp 307-312. |
|<S2>||Publication: Sherlock, D.. 1974. AM7. |
|<S3>||Scheduling record: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107. |
|<S4>||Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A.. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 104. p 120. |
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