Record Details

NHER Number:11525
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Thurton, or Middleton-in-Witchingham deserted medieval settlement


This is the approximate site of the deserted medieval settlement of Thurton, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book and later became known as Middleton-in-Witchingham. A possible medieval moated site, or building, is visible as a rectangular cropmark on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 100 214
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

Approximate site of Thurton deserted medieval settlement mentioned in Domesday.
Afterwards known as Middleton-in-Witchingham.
No trace found on air photographs by Ordnance Survey inspectors in 1956.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 1 June 1977.

However at TG 1010 1250 NAU air photographs show a rectangular mark with rounded corners.
Is this a second moat, or a large house site?

January 2002. Site visit.
Earthworks visible, but not showing any conclusive regular pattern.
H. Paterson (A&E), 16 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 1021A-B.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 12 SW 1b.

Related records - none

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