Record Details

NHER Number:10196
Type of record:Building
Name:Topcroft Hall

Summary

Topcroft Hall is a timber-framed mansion, with a first floor hall, which is likely to date to the early 16th century. In one gable-end there are two medieval window heads, though this is probably not an original feature. The large wing of 1898 replaces a Georgian extension, and was itself extended in 1960.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2681 9205
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Timber framed mansion, with first floor hall, probably early 16th century.
Large wing of 1898 replaces Georgian extension; now itself extended in neo-Georgian style in 1960.
Fragments of stone windows and fireplace set in outside of 20th century sections.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 March 2001.

September 2005. NAU evaluation by trial trenching. Contexts 1-12.
Exposed several deposits of made ground including a truncated gravel layer that may once have been a garden path. In addition three shallow features were located, two containing post medieval ceramic building material and medieval pottery and one containing a single sherd of medieval pottery.
See (S2) in file.
J. Allen (NLA), 16 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval to Modern - 1500 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval to Modern - 1500 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • GARDEN PATH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • NAIL (Unknown date)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 205.
---Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 14 February.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Topcroft.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2001. Building Report..
<S2>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.. 2007. NAU Archaeology Report No. 1111. An Archaeological Evaluation at Topcroft Hall, Topcroft, Norfolk..

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