Monument record WNG 068 - Wangford Warren
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7709 8228 (4709m by 3888m)|
|Civil Parish||WANGFORD, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
The archival evidence for this warren is sparse. Owned by Old Warden Abbey in the medieval period, the manor of Wangford was gifted to Old Warden Abbey in 1175. The Manor of Wangford passed to the Lord Chief Justice Wright before being split between the Angersteins of Weeting and Duleep Singh of Elveden.But the earliest certain reference to the existence of a warren is on Kirby's Map of Suffolk of 1766 and there is a Will for John Egle, Warrener at Wangford dated 1751. When the Wangford Hall Estate was sold in 1866, the warren was mentioned as "well stocked with rabbits, providing a good income". The boundary banks are traceable around nearly all the perimeter, see WNG 025 for boundary banks. A warrener's lodge is marked on Hodskinson's and 1st edition OS known as Shakers Lodge (see WNG 028) (S1). Two other warrener's lodges are recorded as being within Wangford Warren; The Warren Lodge 1866 see WNG 032 and another at around TL755832 but there are no further details.
The 1866 Sales Particulars for Wangford Hall Estate note that there are 'about 2550 acres being at present used as a rabbit warren…capable of returning good interest on outlay by planting with Larch Firs' (S2).
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Related Monuments/Buildings (7)
- Parent of: Boundaries relating to Wangford Warren (Monument) (WNG 025)
- Parent of: Possible pillow mound, Wangford Woods (Monument) (WNG 026)
- Parent of: Possible pillow mounds, Wangford Woods; Wangford Warren (Monument) (WNG 042)
- Parent of: Series of 3 banks, Compartment 4600a, Wangford Warren (Monument) (WNG 038)
- Parent of: 'The Warren Lodge' (1866) (Building) (WNG 032)
- Parent of: Two lengths of curving bank forming semi(?) circle, Wangford Warren (Monument) (WNG 029)
- Parent of: Wangford Lodge (1783); Shakers Lodge (Monument) (WNG 028)
Related Events/Activities (1)
Record last edited
May 8 2018 1:18PM