Record Details

NHER Number:12477
Type of record:Building
Name:Hapton Hall


This early 19th century brick building has a central Doric porch. It has two storeys, three bays and sash windows set under rubbed brick arches. Many accounts confuse this property with Hapton House (NHER 18477) which is an entirely separate building.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1853 9662
Map Sheet:TM19NE

Full description

Confused in many accounts with Hapton House (NHER 18477).
Some accounts say this is an Elizabethan timber frame with a Jacobean facade.
(S1) wrote 'Hapton Hall was built to be a jointure house for W. Knievels widow of Ashwellthorpe perpetually'.
(S2) follows this, spelling the name Knevet, and says it was a manor house.
If (S1) was right this would put the date as late 15th/early 16th century. Not yet visited.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 November 1982.

However, Listed Building description says this is an early 19th century brick house with Doric porch, and details submitted with planning application 1998 (in file) seem to support this. Possibly therefore the above details may indeed refer to Hapton House.
E. Rose (NLA) 21 July 1998.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1302044.
---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 379.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Document: Clarke, P. 1998. Statement in Support of Planning Application for Redwings Horse Sanctuary at Hapton Hall, Norfolk. Carpenter Planning Consultants Limited.
---Unpublished Document: dejardin design. 1998. Redwings Proposed Horse Sanctuary. Hapton Hall, Hapton, Norfolk. Landscape Proposals.
<S1>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. c. 1740.
<S2>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.

Related records

18477Related to: Hapton House and Presbyterian Chapel (Building)

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