Record Details

NHER Number:14902
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval church and burials, Wathden/Waterden


Before 1671 the Recorder of Lynn noted that at a place called 'Wathden or Waterden' the possible remains of a church were noted, along with human remains, at the bank of the river. The location has been lost, particularly as the course of the river may have changed since that time.

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Full description

'Wathden or Waterden'. Remains of church?
'At a place called Wathden or Waterden in this parish, Serjeant Godard observes there was to be seen in his time some remains of a church, also bones that appear at a low ebb upon the river side'. See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 15 May 1979.

No such name on tithe maps. Quite possibly lost in altering the course of the Ouse.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 July 1979.

Godard was Recorder of Lynn and died in 1671. Blomefield is quoting Armstrong or Dugdale.
R. Silvester (NAU), 16 August 1983.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1808. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol IX. p 177.

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