Record Details

NHER Number:12322
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Old Bessingham Manor House

Summary

This is the site of Old Bessingham Manor House which burnt down accidentally soon after the new building was completed in 1870. The brick and flint foundations remain, suggesting a 17th century house, perhaps T-shaped. The arched cellar remains with round-headed niches. Ruins of more modern farm buildings survive on top, but the whole area is overgrown.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1674 3636
Map Sheet:TG13NE
Parish:SUSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Southwest of Manor House, in wood.
Remains of Old Bessingham Manor House, burnt down accidentally soon after new building was completed in 1870. Had been thatched. Brick and flint foundations remains, suggesting a 17th century house, perhaps T-shaped. Arched cellar remains with round-headed niches. Also ruins of more modern farm buildings on top, all overgrown. Fragment of lead water pipe on surface, also in roots of fallen tree sherds of flowerpot and ornamental vase?
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 16 March 1977.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CELLAR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WATER PIPE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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