Record Details

NHER Number:54065
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval rabbit warren, Santon

Summary

Between 2008 and 2009 a field and archive survey by the Breckland Society undertook historical research of documents and maps relating to the medieval and post medieval rabbit warren at Santon. The remains of the associated lodge were observed built into a field barn (NHER 31770). Boundaries possibly relating to the warren, visible as earthworks on lidar imagery and aerial photographs, have been recorded as part of NHER 53763, 61537, 62066, 62073, 62124 and 62125.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8259 8822
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2008 - 2009. Warrens of Breckland field survey.
The earliest known date for the warren is 1413 according to manorial accounts (S1). The boundaries of the warren are still visible as earthworks. The lodge is shown on Faden's 1797 map and the medieval walling from this structure has been reused in a field barn (NHER 31770). The site is now in the ownership of the Forestry Commission.
See (S2).
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, 62073 and 62124. The extent and complexity of the boundaries (and other features) that make up these extensive sites, makes it impossible to identify with certainty those features specifically related to the warren without more detailed research. However, some possible boundaries, such as NHER 62125, have been recorded individually. Please see all associated records and their related mapping for further details, including sources.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 4th February 2018.

April 2018. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The more extensive limits of the warren outlined by a more recent warrens survey (S4; but not yet reflected in the HER monument polygon for the site) indicates that the banks recorded as NHER 53763 may also be part of the perimeter boundary of this warren.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 27th April 2018.

Monument Types

  • RABBIT WARREN (15th Century to 19th Century - 1413 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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.. p 29.
<S3>Website: The Breckland Society. 2008. The Breckland Society Warrens Project.. http://www.brecsoc.org.uk/projects/warrens-project/.
<S4>Unpublished Report: The Breckland Society. 2017. The Internal Archaeology of the Breckland Warrens. p20.

Related records

61091Parent of: 19th century field boundaries and warren subdivision at Laines Farm (Monument)
61100Parent of: Bank of probable medieval to post medieval date, possibly associated with Santon warren (Monument)
60123Parent of: Banks of probable medieval to post medieval date, possibly associated with Santon warren (Monument)
62066Parent of: Boundaries and trackways of possible medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
61537Parent of: Boundary banks, including warren banks, and trackways of probable medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
62124Parent of: Boundary banks, probably medieval to post medieval, including Lynford/Thetford parish boundary and possible boundary of Santon Warren (Monument)
31217Parent of: Earthworks of undated and post medieval banks (Monument)
61090Parent of: Field and plantation boundary bank at Laines Farm (Monument)
31770Parent of: Field Barn, site of Santon Warren Lodge (Monument)
62073Parent of: Irregular spread of boundary banks, ditches, and trackways, of probable medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
42026Parent of: Medieval or post medieval boundary banks, and earthworks of probably natural origin (Monument)
61082Parent of: Possible bank at Santon Street (Monument)
53763Parent of: Possible medieval to post medieval warren boundary between Santon and Weeting/Broomhill warrens (Monument)
61083Parent of: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61085Parent of: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61088Parent of: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61099Parent of: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61094Parent of: Post medieval boundary bank at Laines Farm (Monument)
61092Parent of: Post medieval field and plantation boundary bank at Laines Farm (Monument)
61093Parent of: Post medieval field and plantation boundary bank at Laines Farm (Monument)
40494Parent of: Post medieval to modern boundary banks (Monument)
62062Parent of: Probable post-medieval boundary bank (Monument)
62125Parent of: Probably medieval to post medieval boundary bank, perhaps a boundary of Santon warren (Monument)
8155Parent of: Probably medieval to post medieval boundary bank, perhaps a former parish boundary (Monument)
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