Record Details

NHER Number:10772
Type of record:Building
Name:Hardwick Hall


Hardwick Hall sits within a medieval moated site, the ditches of which are almost complete. The present Hall building is timber framed, dating to the early 17th century, and was altered around 1820 gaining an additional north cell. The remains of a tower can be seen, and there is an adjacent timber framed barn built during the same period, as well as a garden wall thought to date to the 18th century. The Hall, barn and garden wall have all been listed by English Heritage.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2189 8975
Map Sheet:TM28NW

Full description

Moated site of Hardwick Hall, with remains of tower.
Extension to moat on Ordnance Survey aerial photographs.
Present Hall is timber framed, apparently around 1600, altered around 1820, with additional north cell; but one beam is of late 17th century type and there is an unglazed window in the parlour.
Adjacent barn, timber framed, around 1600.
For full report (S1) see secondary file.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 March 1995.

Hall listed Grade II 1971; barn added, Grade II, 1995.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 September 1995.

June 2000. Site visit.
Moat ditches water filled. Interior planted with shrubs a few years ago. Pond to east now joined to southeast corner of moat, by area of previous field having been removed, at the same time moats were dredged.
H. Paterson (A&E), 22 June 2000.

Management Statement signed 10 July 2000.
See copy in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E), 24 August 2000.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Undated)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HBM 27-32.
---Aerial Photograph: OS AP 73 118 008. Unit TM2189 D,E,F.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 382.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Shelton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF10606.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1995. Building Report.. Building Report.

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