|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||Rookery Farm and moat|
A 17th century house on the site of an earlier moated manor. The house is L shaped and of high quality construction. Alterations were carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, probably to produce a more fashionable layout. The house is one of a number of moated sites in the area, but the reason for their concentration here is not known.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 2939 9303|
|Parish:||BEDINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Large moated site, said to be site of Castle's Manor.
L-shaped house apparently all mid 17th century with 18th-19th century alterations, but some odd features.
See (S1) and location plans in file (S2)(S3).
E. Rose (NAU) 2 May 1985.
Formerly known as Rookery Farm, now called Bedingham Hall.
Interior about 61m north to south and about 50m east to west. East arm is about 8 m wide with a wider revetted "pond" to north. West arm is about 18m. Long, truncated to the north. Owner says moat dredged in 1976.
H. Paterson, ( A&E) 3 July 2000.
The modern change of name to Bedingham Hall is unhistorical; see discussion in (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 21 July 2005.
- FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TM 2993E-G; BKS/NCC 1738-9. |
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Bedingham. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Unpublished document: E. Rose. 1985. Building Report.. |
|<S2>||Publication: Messent, C. J. W. 1928. The Old Cottages and Farm-houses of Norfolk. p 25. |
|<S3>||Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest. |
|<S4>||Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. |
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