Record Details

NHER Number:15544
Type of record:Monument
Name:Gibbet Hill

Summary

According to a map of 1797 a medieval/post medieval gibbet stood here, presumably giving rise to the hill's name.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4738 1783
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:SOMERTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of gibbet.
Marked on Faden's map 1797 (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 December 1979.

Although this is in Somerton parish, (S2) equates this with (S3)'s mention of a gibbet in Martham erected 'about 40 years ago' (in 1845) for a man who had burnt down half of Martham village. But gibbets were usually situated on the site of the crime, as opposed to the gallows. There would seem to be confusion here.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 April 1999.

Monument Types

  • GALLOWS (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Serial: Sandred, K.. 1996. The Placenames of Norfolk.. Vol II.
<S3>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.

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