Record Details

NHER Number:10456
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible iron working site; 'Shrieking Woman's Grove'


A possible iron working site of unknown date, suggested by the placename 'Shrieking Woman's Grove'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 303 992
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

'Shrieking Woman's Grove'.
Name may indicate an iron working site.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU)

November 2012
It should be noted that (S1) suggests this name most was more likely to point to "… some fearful crime committed on the spot than to refer to the origin of these pits." The name relates to the cries of a ghostly woman who had apparently been sighted on a number of occasions.
P. Watkins (HES)

Monument Types

  • SITE (placename, Undated)
  • SITE (Undated)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 - Miscellaneous. Brooke.
<S1>Article in Serial: Harrod, H. 1852. On the Weybourne Pits. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 232-240. pp 236-237.

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