Record Details

NHER Number:8278
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Tunstead and Happing Incorporation House of Industry

Summary

The site of a workhouse, marked on an early 19th century map. It was enlarged in 1836 to hold eight hundred people, but by the late 19th century only a hundred lived there. Now only a barn and the ruins of the perimeter wall remain. The Paupers' burial ground here has been suggested as another possible site of the Early Saxon cemetery referred to in NHER 8277.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3249 2415
Map Sheet:TG32SW
Parish:SMALLBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of workhouse.

17 May 1979. Visit.
Marked on (S1). Enlarged 1836 to hold eight hundred inhabitants, but by late 19th century only a hundred there.
Immortalised in Norfolk ballad 'When I came ower Wafer Bridge'.
Now only a barn and the ruins of the brick perimeter wall remain.
According to R. R. Clarke, NCM, another possible site of the 'Burnt Field' Early Saxon cemetery is the Pauper's Burial Ground here; see site NHER 8277.
E. Rose (NAU).

The workhouse was built in 1785 and is now mostly demolished. The burial ground is to the south where a monument is situated.
See detailed account in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 9 July 2002.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3224 C-G.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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