Findings

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

Glebe Marker Stone
Lying alongside Footpath 6 near Wellmere Plantation is a large stone marked with the initials ‘PB’. Research at the Norfolk Record Office has discovered the origin of this stone, and the identity of PB. Read more…

Changes over time
The route of Footpath 8 – from the west end of Beachamwell towards St John’s Church – hasn’t always been the same. Read more…

Paths across Sawpole and Stamble’s Plantations have also changed. Read more…

Ancient trackway?
Some footpaths in Beachamwell may follow the route of the Icknield Way, an ancient route linking East Anglia to the Chilterns. The name is possible derived from the Iceni tribe. Read more…

Old oaks
Estimates of the ages of some oak trees on FP15. Read more…

We would like to thank the Norfolk Record Office for allowing us to copy the documents and for their invaluable help. Maps contain Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database rights 2014.