Record Details

NHER Number:15631
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval well at Crown Dairies


A medieval well about 15m deep, lined with chalk blocks and with an 18th or 19th century brick top.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8724 8703
Map Sheet:TL88NE

Full description

5 December 1979. 3m from buildings to north and east.
Well. Brick top of 18th/19th centuries, base of chalk blocks probably medieval. See newspaper cuttings in file.
Story of 'ancient chapel' unfounded; name of farm probably has other origin.
Further information to come.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 8 January 1980.

However, (S3) speaks of a monastic chapel "near the church". See under 5743.
E. Rose (NLA), July 2000.

Monument Types

  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1540 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Determined to get to bottom of well mystery. 6 December.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Thetford and Watton Times. 1981. Spacious period property with Roman well. 13 February.
<S3>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.

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