Hundred of Grimeshou: Keburn

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An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1805.

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Under the land of the Earl Warren, and in this hundred, a town of this name occurs in the book of Domesday; one Roger, in the Confessor's time, had half a carucate of land here, held by two freemen, valued at 3s. (fn. 1) In the bounds of Bromehill, on a green near to the Ouse-Parva, where formerly Bromehill fair was kept, many foundation-stones have been dug up, and, some years past, a large key, like an old church key; and some grounds here (as I have been informed) are called by the name of Keburn, at this day. This has induced me to fix the site of this place here, otherwise now lost and unknown.


  • 1. Terre Willi. de Warenna, (Domesd. fol. 88.) Grimeshou Hund. In Keburna ten. Roger. ii. lib. homines, dim. car. terre et vi. acr. et i. bord. et i. acr. prati, semp. i. car. et val. iii. sol.