Monument record ERL 091 - High Lodge, Eriswell Warren

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Site of rabbit warrener's lodge, High Lodge, Eriswell.


Grid reference Centred TL 7615 7908 (122m by 125m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77NE


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High Lodge, Eriswell. Site of one of two former warren lodges in the parish. Marked on all available maps. According to Munday, former rector of Eriswell, ashlar stones from the medieval (C14) warren lodge can be seen incorporated into the modern (according to him, post - 1818 Enclosure Map) farm buildings at High Lodge Farm (S1) or in the yards western wall (S2).
A rabbit warren was first mentioned in 1309 when the manor was valued after the death of Robert de Tudenham who had held it. It was noted as `a small rabbit warren with a right of free-warren valued at 1 marc [13s 4d] a year' (S2). When the New England Company purchased the manor of `Eereswell cum Chamberlains' in the mid C17, the title abstract noted `two free warrens containing 2000 acres and the game and stock of coneys in the said warrens' (S3). Presumably there was a Low and a High Warren, with a lodge in each (see ERL 062 for the site of the Lower Lodge).

2010 The Breckland Society survey The Warrens of Breckland confirmes description above. A site visit in 2001 confirmed that the material from the medieval lodge was incorporated into the post enclosure farm buildings, as identified by Munday. A banked enclosure around the site of High Lodge is marked on the 1905 OS map (S4).

See ERL 102 for Eriswell Warren.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Early Medieval Eriswell, Rev J T Munday, 1965, SRO (B) ERI 65.
  • <S2> (No record type): Documents of Eriswell cum Cocklesworth 1086-1340, Rev J T Munday; SRO (B) ERI 65, doc B16.
  • <S3> (No record type): Eriswell Land Utilization 1652-1818, Rev J T Munday, SRO (B) ERI 16.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: The Breckland Society. 2010. The Warrens of Breckland: A Survey by The Breckland Society. P 21.

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Mar 28 2018 3:08PM

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