Record Details

NHER Number:54064
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval rabbit warren, Gooderstone

Summary

Between 2008 and 2009 a field survey undertaken by the Breckland Society recorded a medieval warren comprising a large earthwork bank to the north that also formed the parish boundary.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7919 0175
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2008 - 2009. Warrens of Breckland field survey.
The earliest known date for the warren is 1370 where there is reference to 348 rabbits being culled in manorial records. A large earthwork bank that also marks the parish boundary still survives and the parish boundary also marks the northern limit of the warren and low banks mark the perimeter. A conveyance of 1619 lists the warren as having "two lodges or warren houses". The present Warren Farm is a flint and brick building dating to 1845 built in the gothic style (NHER 46209). A second lodge may have been located in the north-western corner of the warren where a well is marked on the current ordnance survey map. The site is currently owned by the Hilborough Estate.
See (S1-2).
S. Howard (NLA), 12 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • EARTHWORK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (14th Century to 19th Century - 1370 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: The Breckland Society. 2010. The Warrens of Breckland: A survey by The Breckland Society.. p 23.
<S2>Website: The Breckland Society. 2008. The Breckland Society Warrens Project.. http://www.brecsoc.org.uk/projects/warrens-project/.

Related records

39344Parent of: Earthwork bank near Grange Farm (Monument)
4595Parent of: Possible Roman road and medieval warren (Monument)
23910Parent of: Undated linear earthwork (Monument)
46209Parent of: Warren Farmhouse (Building)
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