Record Details

NHER Number:7567
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval battlefield

Summary

The site of the deciding battle of the Peasants Revolt in 1381 where Bishop Spencer crushed the rebels led by Litester. It is now a cultivated field.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 273 282
Map Sheet:TG22NE
Parish:NORTH WALSHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1978. Visit.
Site of a battle between Bishop Spencer and the rebels under Litester in 1381, during the Peasants Revolt.
Now a ploughed field, crossed by a deep north to south depression. Old road on north side.
See NHER 11397 for cropmark; NHER 7566, 7568-9 for crosses.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 September 1978.

Monument Types

  • BATTLEFIELD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 22 NE 3.
---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. Walsham (North).

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