Record Details

NHER Number:14406
Type of record:Monument
Name:Deserted Late Saxon settlement of Walsingham


The deserted Late Saxon settlement of Walsingham is mentioned in documents as early as 1046, and is recorded as having a church in Domesday Book. The exact site of the settlement is unknown.

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Full description

Mentioned in Domesday Book as Walsincham, in 1046 as Walsingham, and in wills of about 1060.
Site lost.
See (S1).

See notes in file.
Domesday Book records the village as having a church.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 February 1996.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Ekwall, E.. 1960. Dictionary of English Placenames. 4th edition.

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