Record Details

NHER Number:9221
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval to post medieval flax or linen manufacturing site


The field name 'Hempland' is marked on the 1841 tithe map of Old Buckenham. This may indicate a linen or flax manufacturing site. It has been suggested that this site was used in the 16th century to produce hemp for making ropes for the Navy. The field has not been located on a modern map.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0654 9176
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

Field 493. Hempland.
Marked on (S1).
W.F. Milligan (NCM), February 1964.

See file for details.

(S2) claims this area was set aside in the 16th century to grow hemp to make ropes for the Navy.
M. Dennis (NLA), 12 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • LINEN OR FLAX MANUFACTURING SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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. Buckenham (Old).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Map: 1841. Old Buckenham Tithe Map.
<S2>Article in Serial: [unknown]. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal. 1999, Vol 6, No. 4.

Related records - none

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