Record Details

NHER Number:2044
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval gallows on Martyr's Field


This is the site where Sub Prior Mileham and Gysborough were executed in 1537 for opposing the dissolution of Walsingham priory (NHER 2029). Possible human bones were found here in 1954.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 931 369
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

Site of execution of sub prior Mileham, and Gysborough in 1537 for opposing dissolution of priory.

June 1954.
Bones (?human) found on east edge in building wall of barn. Probably no connection with executions.
See (S1).

15 January 1980 Visit.
East half of field used as allotments railway line across centre disused.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • GALLOWS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 NW 16.
---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. Walsingham (Little).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Mill transformed into a fine home. 21 February.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Human Skeletal Remains (HSR). Walsingham, Little.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1954. Bones found near Martyrs' Field at Little Walsingham. 11 June.

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