Record Details

NHER Number:54063
Type of record:Monument
Name:Broomhill/Weeting medieval to post medieval rabbit warren

Summary

Between 2008 and 2009 a field survey undertaken by the Breckland Society recorded perimeter banks associated with the medieval to post medieval rabbit warren of Broomhill/Weeting. They also undertook historical research of documents and maps relating to the warren. Boundaries possibly relating to the warren, visible as earthworks on lidar imagery and aerial photographs, have been recorded as part of NHER 61537.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8036 8880
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2008 - 2009. Warrens of Breckland field survey.
The earliest known date for the warren is 1413 when twenty shillings were paid for the farm of the warrens at Oteringhithe, Santon and Brundale (S1). The perimeter banks of the warren are still visible in the north-eastern corner, western boundary and along the southern boundary. The lodge associated with the warren is located on the edge of Lodge Breck and is marked on the Cadogan Estate map 1791. During a site visit in December 2009 19th century bricks and some flints with mortar attached were observed. The warren was the property of Broomhill Priory. The site is currently owned by the Forestry Commission.
See (S2-3).
S. Howard (NLA), 12 May 2010.

February 2018. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Boundaries possibly relating to the medieval to post medieval rabbit warren described above, which are visible as earthworks on lidar imagery and aerial photographs, have been recorded as part of NHER 61537. The extent and complexity of the boundaries (and other features) makes it impossible to identify with certainty those features specifically related to the warren without more detailed research. Please see that record and associated mapping for further details.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd February 2018.

Monument Types

  • EARTHWORK (15th Century to 19th Century - 1413 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (15th Century to 19th Century - 1413 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WARRENERS LODGE (15th Century to 19th Century - 1413 AD? to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Bailey, M.. 1988. The rabbit and the Medieval East Anglian Economy.. Agricultural History Reviews. Vol 36 (1), pp 1-20.
<S2>Unpublished Report: The Breckland Society. 2010. The Warrens of Breckland: A survey by The Breckland Society..
<S3>Website: The Breckland Society. 2008. The Breckland Society Warrens Project.. http://www.brecsoc.org.uk/projects/warrens-project/.

Related records

61537Parent of: Boundary banks, including warren banks, and trackways of probable medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
31217Parent of: Earthworks of undated and post medieval banks (Monument)
53763Parent of: Possible medieval to post medieval warren boundary between Santon and Weeting/Broomhill warrens (Monument)
61992Related to: Earthworks of probable medieval to post medieval date, possible relating to Broomhill Priory (NHER 5627) (Monument)
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