Record Details

NHER Number:12213
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of The Buttlands archery ground


The Buttlands was laid out as an archery ground in 1542. It is now a car park but an archery tournament took place here again in 1991.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1915 2677
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

The Buttlands
Was laid out as an archery ground in 1542, and has been used as such ever since.
Information from (S1).

March 1978. Visit.
But not now! Southern end is a carpark and northern end a jungle.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 March 1978.

Car park extended. Northern end tidied.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), June 1991

Monument Types

  • BUTTS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (placename, 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>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Ancient art on car park. 10 June.

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