Remains of Monastic Grange with Moated Site at Grange Farm
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Norfolk County Council
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
South West Norfolk
OV672672 (567190, 303285)
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Remains of a monastic grange and a water filled moat within former gardens of Grange Farm, the foundations of which lie to the north west. The site is situated circa 2.5km to the north east of the site of West Dereham Abbey, to which the grange belonged. Dereham Grange, together with the site of the abbey and other lands belonging to it were granted to Thomas Dereham of Crimplesham in 1541, following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The moated site is thought to have been occupied by a medieval dovecote. The moat is approximately 15 metres wide a rectangular central island which measures circa 12 metres by 10 metres and is raised circa 0.4 metres above the prevailing ground level. This site is important because few monastic granges with surviving features of medieval date have been identified in Norfolk. Scheduled.
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