Record Details

NHER Number:12684
Type of record:Monument
Name:Islington Hall


Islington Hall was built in 1619, with a wing of 1780. In the 1970s it was largely destroyed by a fire, leaving only a shell remaining. It is said that a Norman stone cross was recovered from this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5722 1679
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

Said to be of 1619 and 1780.
Service court possibly of former date, main house of latter with early 19th century additions?
Destroyed by fire mid 20 century - shell alone remains, slowly falling - to be restored?
Norman cross reported as found here? See (S1).
See report (S1), photographs and architect's drawings (S2) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 18 August 1988.

New owners 1990. Under restoration - now completed.

22 July 1993. NLA aerial photography.
House visible.
M. Brennand (NLA), 7 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • CROSS? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Cold War - 1619 AD? to 1970 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 316.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TF 5716V - Y, AB, AC.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 51 NE 4.
---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 450.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1991-1999. [Sale advertisements for Islington Hall].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Servant returns after 70 years. 13 April.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Sale advertisement for Islington Hall]. 31 May.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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