Record Details

NHER Number:10070
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moat at Hall Farm


A medieval moat surrounds the Hall which appears to date from the mid 19th century, although it may incorporate parts of an earlier building. The north, east and south sides of the moat are still water-filled, and the western arm is visible as a slight earthwork.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1993 9226
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

Hall and moat.
North, east and south sides of moat remain, wet, used as garden ornament, see (S1).
(S2) says Stratton Hall was rebuilt about 1880, leaving 'only a fragment of older work'; but present house seems more like 1850.
No trace of older work, though owing to absence of owners a detailed investigation could not be made.
Copy of (S1) in file.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU), 4 October 1979.

September 2000. Visit.
Interior platform measures approximately 50m east to west; 60m north to south. East arm complete, north arm truncated to west. South arm, east part only remains. All arms water filled. To west position of infilled arm may be indicated by a slight hollow in adjoining field. Moat fringed with trees and scrub.
H. Paterson (A&E), 20 September 2000.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1992A-B,F,H,J.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Long Stratton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: 1839. Long Stratton St Mary Tithe Map.
<S2>Monograph: Bryant, J.. 1900. Norfolk Churches..

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